News & Perspective

Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
ESBL bacteria

Health system study finds big jump in C diff, MDR organisms

C difficile was up 222%, and ESBL-positive bacteria increased 322%.

Oct 11, 2016

Oct 11, 2016
Clostridium difficile

Prior bed occupants may raise risk for hospital C diff

Higher C diff rates were associated with prior bed occupants who received antibiotics.

Jun 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
IV port

Rule ties hospital antibiotic stewardship to Medicare funds

Feds say coordinated activities can save $1 billion a year.