Report: Americans underestimate concern of antibiotic-resistant illnesses

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

July 8, 2015

Approximately 41% of Americans haven’t heard of antibiotic-resistant illnesses, according to a recent poll conducted by the Consumers Report National Research Center.

The poll, taken in June, asked respondents about the benefits and risks of taking antibiotics. More than half of the 1,000 respondents, believed that antibiotic-resistant infections are a major public health problem. However, only 45% of respondents were concerned the problem might affect their family.

Read the full report here.