CDC report highlights inconsistent antibiotic prescribing practices

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

May 7, 2014

New research from the CDC offers additional insight into growing concern about antibiotic resistance, particularly when it comes to inconsistent prescribing practices.
In a Vital Signs report released by the CDC on March 4, researchers analyzed 2010 data from various databases and found that 55.7% of patients discharged from 323 hospitals received antibiotics during their hospitalization. Although this statistic was not particularly surprising, a more impactful one surfaced: Antibiotic prescribing could potentially be improved in 37.2% of cases
This is an excerpt from an article in the May issue of Patient Safety Monitor Journal.
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