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ABATE Infection Trial: HCA Healthcare confronts healthcare-associated infections head-on

For more than a decade, HCA Healthcare has been a leader in the national effort to reduce healthcare-associated infections and provide a safer hospital environment for our patients. Today, we are thrilled to share the news that a companion study to 2013’s REDUCE MRSA, known as the Active Bathing to Eliminate Infection, or ABATE, Trial,…
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What you can do to fight antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since the discovery of penicillin in 1928. However, the overuse of antibiotics can lead to resistance, which happens when bacteria develop the ability to survive antibiotic treatments. Each year in the United States at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and nearly…
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Pharmacy Week: Q&A on antibiotic use in children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 23,000 deaths in the United States can be attributed to antibiotic resistance.  This statistic is even more alarming, knowing that up to half of all antibiotics used in humans are unnecessary or inappropriate. To prevent ourselves from plummeting back into an era without antibiotics, patients…
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HCA 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 has partnered…
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