Healthcare News & Insights

Antibiotic resistance: Latest threats to hospitals & how to respond

Antibiotic resistance continues to be a significant problem. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights just how bad it’s gotten – and lets hospitals know which antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” they should be watching for next. 

More hospitals purchasing antibiotic-free meat

Hospitals have been tasked with limiting their antibiotic use because of the development of drug-resistant superbugs. While most facilities just cut back on prescriptions, some hospitals have gone the extra mile to expose patients to even fewer antibiotics by making changes with the meat they serve. 

New area to focus on to reduce antibiotic resistance

Battling antibiotic resistance has been a mission of most hospitals and the medical world for years. And the focus has been on reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics and maximizing effectiveness of infection control policies. But now there’s a new area to focus on.