Key clinical point: Improving antibiotic use in people and animals slows the threat and helps preserve today’s drugs and those yet to come.
Major finding: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Study details: An analysis of health-records and other data assembled by the CDC and extrapolated to national incidence estimates.
Disclosures: Research conducted and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Antibiotic Use and Hospital Onset CDI Infection, Clin Infect Dis; ePub 2019 Mar 1; Kazakova, et al
Patient Follow-Up in OPAT & Readmissions, Clin Infect Dis; ePub 2019 Feb 27; Palms, et al