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Providers working to stop antimicrobial diseases
Modern Healthcare

Health officials and providers are scrambling to find ways to fight antibiotic-resistant infections, which can affect 1 in 25 hospital patients and can kill 23,000 people every year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of a “tipping point” where an increasing number of germs no longer respond to the drugs used to combat them. The federal agency has been pushing the issue of responsible antibiotic use by physicians and the coordination and sharing of information of facilities which host cases of infection like Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or C. difficile.