HCA Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Discusses the Rise of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Antibiotics are the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. It has been estimated that at least half of all antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics have caused bacteria to adapt, antibiotics to become less effective; and strains of bacteria now resist treatment with antibiotics – resulting in “superbugs.”
HCA Healthcare has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation to promote good stewardship of antibiotics and to help prevent infections. For more information and to find out what you can do, view the video below.
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