CDC Study: Overuse of Antibiotics Puts Patients at Risk

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some hospitals reported prescribing three times more antibiotics than others. Incorrectly prescribed antibiotics contribute to the increase of antibiotic-resistant infections. Researchers concluded that hospitals could improve antibiotics prescription in 37.2 percent of the most common prescription scenarios reviewed by implementing formal programs to teach staff about how to appropriately prescribe antibiotics.

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