CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report What role is antibiotic resistance playing in healthcare-associated infections?
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Many of the most urgent and serious antibiotic-resistant bacteria threaten patients while they are being treated in healthcare facilities for other conditions. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, 1 in 7 infections in acute care hospitals related to catheters and surgeries can be caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. That number increases to 1 in 4 infections in long-term acute care hospitals.
National progress has been made in preventing these infections, but more work is needed to protect patients. Learn more about the role of antibiotic resistance in healthcare-associated infections and percent resistance at the national, regional, and state levels.
CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Peter Pronovost, Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:00 PM EST
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