9 Out of 10 Infection Control Personnel Cite Antibiotic Misuse

Nine of 10 respondents believe antibiotics are misused or inappropriately used in hospital settings, according to a survey conducted by MicroPhage.


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The survey was administered to infection control officers and laboratory personnel at 218 hospitals. The majority of respondents (91 percent) cite the need to optimize therapy away from broad spectrum agents, such as vancomycin, although 94 percent say that broad spectrum agents are often or sometimes used to treat infections.

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