CDC Study Estimates National Trends in Antibiotic Use Among US Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just published a study estimating patterns of US inpatient antibiotic use in recent years. The findings showed more widespread use by U.S. hospitals of powerful antibiotics designed to fight infections when less-robust antibiotics fail, which the researchers described as a “worrisome” development as bacteria grow increasingly immune to treatment. Read a full summary of the study in the Wall Street Journal. 

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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