Topic: Antibiotic Stewardship
Here's a look at where some of the blind spots are.
More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the U.S. every year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result of those infections.
Only half of patients seeking care for three common ailments in outpatient settings receive the right antibiotic, according to a new study.
A new study finds a 12% rise in hospital-associated Clostridium difficile infections for every 100 days of high-risk antibiotic use.
In a recent study, core antimicrobial interventions were effective in helping to lower the use of antibiotics in four North Carolina community hospitals.
The Urgent Care Association recently launched an advocacy program aimed at curbing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in urgent care settings.
VenatoRx has a product that includes a compound called VNRX-5133, which when combined with cefepime may overcome forms of antibiotic resistance.
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.