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Category: Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Use (Stewardship)

  • CDC Investing in the Next Generation of Prevention and Response in States

    Denise Cardo, MD Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The past two years have been an extraordinary time for the U.S. healthcare system and public health. Many healthcare facilities and healthcare workers were pushed to the brink—facing incredible hurdles […]

  • Finding My Voice as a C. diff Patient

    At the age of 31, I knew nothing of patient advocacy; having a voice for my own healthcare simply hadn’t crossed my mind. I’ve since learned that it is essential to include patient voices in the healthcare system. When I was prescribed a preventive antibiotic for a root canal I, like most Americans, thought nothing […]

  • New Study Sets Baseline to Measure Quality of Antibiotic Prescribing in U.S. Hospitals

    Experts set national targets to improve prescribing—essential to protecting patients and slowing the rise of antibiotic resistance On March 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new study in JAMA Network Open showing that in 2015, more than half of antibiotics prescribed in U.S hospitals did not follow recommended prescribing practices. […]