The existential threat of drug-resistant infections: how accurate are death certificates?

The existential threat of drug-resistant infections: how accurate are death certificates?

According to the landmark report, ‘Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis’, antibiotic resistance poses a major threat to human health around the world.

Directly responsible for killing at least 1.2 million people every year – it also contributes to the death of 5 million more. Though these numbers are only likely to increase, there appears to be great ongoing difficulty linking resistance data to patient outcomes. This presents a significant challenge to Governments committed to neutralising a threat that is projected to surpass COVID-19 on the scale of devastation.

The aim of this session is to encourage Parliamentarians to consider the impact antibiotic resistance is already having on mortality, globally and nationally – and to understand what more needs to be done to improve the way we record deaths.

This session provides a golden opportunity for you to hear from and question:

 

Date: Wednesday 10th May, 2023

Time: 1400 to 1600

Location: Room W2 – off Westminster Hall