Tracking Antibiotic use in Hospitals

Comment Icon0 The CDC has introduced new software for tracking antibiotic use in hospitals.  Until recently, this capability was only available to doctor’s offices.  However, now that it has been added to the national healthcare safety network, it can easily be integrated with hospitals that are already part of the network.

Comment Icon0 Antibiotic over use has led to a real resistance in bacterial diseases.  The CDC is promoting this even through Get Smart about Antibiotics Week, a week in November dedicated to appropriate antibiotic use.  A national task force is also working towards ways to combat the spread of antibiotic resistant germs.

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