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~70% of hospital HAIs resistant to ≥ antimicrobial

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Approximately 70% of hospital-acquired HAIs are resistant to at least one antimicrobial drug.

Infectious Diseases Society of America. Bad Drugs, No Drugs: As antibiotic discovery stagnates…a public health crisis brews. Alexandria, VA: IDSA; July 2004. http://www.idsociety.org/uploadedfiles/idsa/policy_and_advocacy/current_topics_and_issues/antimicrobial_resistance/10x20/images/bad%20bugs%20no%20drugs.pdf

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Title
Bad Drugs, No Drugs: As antibiotic discovery stagnates…a public health crisis brews
Publisher
IDSA
Publication Date
July 2004
Authors
Infectious Diseases Society of America
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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