Poor antibiotic-prescribing practices in hospitals can needlessly put patients at risk for Clostridium difficile infection (deadly diarrhea) and future drug-resistant infections. This month, the CDC Vital Signs report looks at prescribing practices and variations, and calls on all U.S. hospitals to improve antibiotic-prescribing practices.
Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
John R. Combes, M.D., Senior Vice President, American Hospital Association
Tuesday, March 4 at Noon ET (Content embargoed until 1pm ET)
PASSCODE: CDC MEDIA
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