Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Use (Stewardship)

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. …

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Survey of US. Doctors Reveals Challenges, Strategies for Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Use

To combat antibiotic resistance threats it’s essential to improve how antibiotics are prescribed Guest Author: By David Hyun and Rachel Zetts David Hyun, M.D., is a senior officer and Rachel Zetts, M.P.H., is an officer with The Pew Charitable Trusts’ antibiotic resistance project. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has provided a stark reminder of the numerous …

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