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Antibiotic Overuse a ‘Huge Threat’ to Patient Safety, Says CDC
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With half of hospitals thought to lack an antibiotic stewardship program to prevent emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, the American Hospital Association has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help hospitals start these programs.

“We know that antibiotic overuse is a major contributor to huge threats to patient safety in our hospitals,” the CDC’s Arjun Srinivasan, MD, said during an AHA “Town Hall” webcast last week.