CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden
So much has changed in the world since the CDC was founded in 1946. We have had to find new ways to carry out our mission and meet new threats head–on, whether a terrorist attack or the next global epidemic of an infectious disease. As we look forward to the coming years, we will continue to serve as the nation’s health protection agency, working 24/7 to save lives and protect people.
Dr. Tom Frieden
Spotlight: Improving Antibiotic Use Among Hospitalized Patients
Antibiotics save lives, but poor prescribing practices are putting patients at unnecessary risk for preventable allergic reactions, super-resistant infections, and deadly diarrhea. Errors in prescribing decisions also contribute to antibiotic resistance, making these drugs less likely to work in the future. To protect patients and preserve the power of antibiotics, hospital CEOs/medical officers can implement a formal antibiotic stewardship program.
Director's Briefing: Improving Antibiotic Use Among Hospitalized Patients
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