According to the CDC Antibiotic-resistant germs cause more than 2 million illnesses and at least 23,000 deaths each year in the US and preventing infections and improving antibiotic prescribing could save 37,000 lives from drug-resistant infections over 5 years. The CDC is committed to making healthcare safer and stopping the spread of antibiotic resistance.
- Describe the core elements of hospital antibiotic stewardship programs
- Describe some options for measuring and assessing antibiotic use
- Describe the importance of addressing antibiotic resistance across the continuum of care
Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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