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CDC: Try Drug Stewardship to Curb Antibiotic Overuse
Health Leaders Media

More than half of all hospital patients receive an antibiotic. These drugs are not only overprescribed in hospitals, but also poorly prescribed, which can put patients at risk.

A Centers for Disease Control report released in March shows that some clinicians prescribe antibiotics three times as much as clinicians in other hospitals, even when patients were receiving similar kinds of care.