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Making Health Care Safer. Antibiotic prescribing in hospitals: use caution

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Published on Mar 6, 2014

Poor antibiotic prescribing practices in hospitals can needlessly put patients at risk for Clostridium difficile infection (deadly diarrhea) and future drug-resistant infections. This month, the CDC Vital Signs report looks at prescribing practices and variations, and calls on all US hospitals to improve prescribing practices.

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