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Study: Majority of U.S. hospitals overuse antibiotics

Accreditation Insider, September 16, 2014

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Premier Safety Institute last week released a study that found overuse and inappropriate of antibiotics occurs in 78% of U.S. hospitals. Researchers looked at data of patients discharged from 505 hospitals between 2008 and 2011.

Eliminating redundant antimicrobial therapy during that time frame could save $163 million, or nearly 2% of the total expenses for all U.S. hospitals in 2012, the study found.

Read about the study.



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