January 14, 2009 1:50am CST
who is to blame for the decreasing effectiveness of antibiotics--doctors or patients? well for me, doctors prescribe antibiotics at the drop of a hat, and most patients think they're getting their money's worth.
14 Jan 09
Both. We all know how doctors just prescribe antibiotics without having some samples like sputum or urine from the patient sent to diagnostic laboratories. You see, they don't do this because laboratory diagnosis takes time so they prescribe what antibiotic they can prescribe to the patient. It's the patient fault in a way that if they disobey the doctor's prescription, for example. The doctor said to take erythromycin every six hours for five days. If the patient fails to do this, this can most likely lead whatever bacteria he has in his body to develop resistance to the antibiotic. It really depends..
14 Jan 09
I agree with your opinion that the doctors prescribe antibiotics at the drop of a hat,but I think the medical level is another reason that leads to the result.For patients we have no choice but to believe our doctor. I believe with the develop of medicine,the problem will be settled by us.I believe!~