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March 28, 2016

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections the Focus of Latest Publication

April 2016 Policy Snapshot: Antibiotic-Resistant Infections the Focus of Latest PublicationWhen you or your child is sick, a visit to the doctor to get the care you need quickly becomes a priority. Sometimes the doctor determines that the infection is caused by a virus and sends you home without a prescription for an antibiotic. Other times the doctor decides the infection is caused by bacteria and prescribes an antibiotic to treat it. Sometimes you might even need a second round of antibiotics because the first round isn’t effective.

But what if that first or second round of antibiotics doesn’t completely get rid of the infection? The topic of antibiotic-resistant infections is an issue that has been gaining attention as healthcare providers grapple with how to ensure they continue to have the necessary tools to effectively treat infections.

The Center for Health Affairs' April 2016 Policy Snapshot, The Growing Problem of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections, examines the scope of the problem, top antibiotic-resistant infections and what's being done to address the problem.

Check out The Center's healthcare podcast in April to listen to this publication and other Policy Snapshots and Issue Briefs.

To browse related information and resources cited in this publication, visit The Center's Antibiotic Resistance Board.

A full list of The Center's publications can be found on their website along with a wide range of resources covering a variety of health policy issues.