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AHRQ Highlights Antibiotic Awareness Week

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has highlighted Antibiotic Awareness Week, an observance to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use. 

AHRQ Highlights Antibiotic Awareness Week

 

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has highlighted Antibiotic Awareness Week, an observance to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use.  The inappropriate use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance.  Each year, about 2 million people become infected with drug resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 people die from these infections.  AHRQ has tools and resources to help health care providers reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and combat antibiotic resistance.  AHRQ also has research funds available to discover new methods to combat antibiotic resistance and conduct antibiotic stewardship.  Deadlines for applications begin on January 25, 2018, for demonstration projects and February 5, 2018, for research projects.  To read about and access AHRQ resources on combating antibiotic resistance, use the link below.

https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/hais/index.html?utm_source=ahrq&utm_medium=psls&utm_term=&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=ahrq_usaaw_2017

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