Stop the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance – A Call to Action from the CDC

August 7, 2015    |   By: Calevir

Premier’s latest SafetyShare highlights the CDC’s August Call to Action, Stop the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance.  Did you know more than 2 million illnesses and at least 23,000 deaths are caused each year in the US from antibiotic resistance germs?  Up to 70% of patients could be saved from getting certain infections over 5 years if facilities coordinated prevention activities.?  37,000 lives could be saved from antibiotic resistance infections over 5 years by the appropriate treatment of infection and use of antibiotics. Read more about the CDC recommendations.

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