Unnecessary Antibiotic Use and New Guidelines for Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the US are unnecessary, according to new data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other public health and medical experts. Researchers found that most of these unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed for respiratory conditions caused by viruses – including common colds, viral sore throats, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections – which do not respond to antibiotics.

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Join us in celebrating National Hospital Week May 8-14, 2016

This year’s National Hospital Week  runs from May 8-14, 2016. Join us in thanking the many individuals who give their all to their neighbors. From providing medical care in hospitals to running vital programs in their community, we are committed to supporting the health and well-being of health care professionals. Join the AHA’s My Hospital campaign to help celebrate the contributions your hospital brings to your community.