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THE CDC HAS DEVELOPED A NEW STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM THAT WILL AFFECT PRESCRIBERS OF ANTIBIOTICS

 

 

 

Antibiotic resistance has been declared a crisis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, and President Obama. The concern is that we will soon face a "post-antibiotic era." The genesis of this crisis was the failure of new antibiotics to keep pace with resistance and the massive overuse of these drugs. A shocking observation is that on any given day, about 50% of all hospitalized patients in the United States receive antibiotics. The consensus is that antibiotics are given too often, for too long, and are too broad in spectrum.  
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
The CDC has responded with a comprehensive program designed to facilitate the smart use of antibiotics, slow resistance, and improve patient care. All healthcare facilities that receive funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be required to participate in the program, so all healthcare providers who prescribe antibiotics within these facilities will likely be affected.
 

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