Response to comment on 'The distribution of antibiotic use and its association with antibiotic resistance'

Elife. 2019 May 3:8:e47124. doi: 10.7554/eLife.47124.


We are writing to reply to the comment by Pouwels et al., 2019 about our recent study (Olesen et al., 2018) on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.

Keywords: antibiotic prescribing; antibiotic resistance; epidemiology; global health; infectious disease; microbiology; none; reverse causality.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents*
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents