Topic: Antibiotic Stewardship
Experts from government agencies, universities and private companies talked about how to stop the next pathogen at the National Biodefense Summit.
A recent study found that telemedicine may be leading to the overprescribing of antibiotics to children with sniffles and sore throats as well as more inappropriate prescribing that doesn't follow clinical guidelines.
To prioritize patient safety, healthcare providers should focus on ensuring that information in electronic health records is accurate and complete.
Big-name healthcare organizations are asking CMS to push back the application deadline for its new accountable care organizations.
Lawsuits have been filed in the case of an Ohio doctor who allegedly gave potentially fatal doses of a painkiller to 27 patients in the Mount Carmel Health System and more news.
A new study mapping ICD-10 diagnostic codes to antibiotic prescriptions found that almost a quarter of prescriptions were likely inappropriate.
Scott Gottlieb voiced his support for changing business models to one he believes would better incentivize companies to create new antibiotics.
The Congressional Budget Office released an estimate of a measure aimed at delay or repeal of certain parts of Obamacare and more headlines.
Weekly videoconferencing check-ins have shown promise in improving antibiotic prescribing practices at rural facilities.
Urgent care clinics are prescribing unnecessary antibiotics at almost three times the rate of traditional physician offices and more practice news.