Economics & Tech / Economics

Global patterns of health and disease vary by national economic status, and individual health and healthcare are also heavily influenced by family social and economic status within countries. It is no surprise that the levels and patterns of antimicrobial resistance – which reflect disease incidence and antimicrobial use patterns – also vary around the globe (1-4). Because socioeconomic factors have been directly linked to antimicrobial use, and use drives antimicrobial resistance (AMR), socioeconomic factors can be considered indirect drivers of AMR.

By Molly Miller-Petrie Research Associate, CDDEP and Hellen Gelband, Associate Director for Policy, CDDEP