This award-winning blog supplements the articles in Hospital Infection Control & Prevention.
Save the drugs! CDC issues call to action on antibiotic stewardship
January 12th, 2015
Antibiotic stewardship is rapidly emerging as priority one in infection prevention and control to stave off the relentless rise of multidrug resistant bacteria.
A new CDC Vital Signs report reveals that doctors’ prescribing habits for hospital patients vary widely, a signal that improvement is needed. In addition, the report found that one-third of prescriptions for both the common and critical drug vancomycin and for urinary tract infections in hospital patients contained at least one potential error.