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  • August 9, 2017

Children's Hospitals Decrease Antibiotic Use by 19 Percent

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2014, more than 90 million unnecessary antibiotics were prescribed, which led to a $20 billion cost of antibiotic-resistant infections. To combat over prescribing and the alarming rate of antibiotic resistance, children's hospitals are actively working to ensure patients receive the right antibiotics for the right reasons. Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), a comparative pediatric database of clinical and resource utilization data for more than 45 children's hospitals, indicates a reduction in days of therapy for the use of antibiotics. How does your hospital compare?

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