Study finds half of hospitalized patients use antibiotics

October 8, 2014 7:11 AM

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Study finds half of hospitalized patients use antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance has become a major threat to public health. Each year, antibiotic-resistant infections cause illness in more than 2 million people in the US and lead to around 23,000 deaths.

In a recent Medical News Today spotlight feature discussing the issue, Dr. Steve Solomon, director of the Office of Antimicrobial Resistance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told us that antibiotic use at any time in any setting promotes drug resistance.

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