Corruption key in antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic usage actually only accounted for a third of the total variation in antibiotic resistance among different countries, but this, combined with control of corruption, accounted for 63% of the variation, the researchers said. 

GDP seemed to have no link to the level of antibiotic resistance, the Australian National University (ANU) researchers found, challenging previous theories of the impact of poverty on resistance. 

The researchers analysed corruption using the “quality of