Antimicrobial Resistance

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  • At least 2 million people in the US become infected with microbes that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections, according to the CDC
     
  • A 2014 study found that up to half of hospitalized patients received at least one antibiotic and in 30% to 50% of these cases, antibiotics were not needed or inappropriate
     
  • One of the key actions to minimize anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is to improve the way antibiotics are used

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(CDC, 2015)

 
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