CDC urging hospitals to use new checklist for antibiotic prescriptions

CDC urging hospitals to use new checklist for antibiotic prescriptions

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CDC urging hospitals to use new checklist for antibiotic prescriptions

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 9 at 3:56 PM

(KMOV) -- The Center for Disease Control is urging hospitals to use a new checklist to improve the way antibiotics are prescribed.

A new report says doctors at some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics as doctors at other hospitals to treat similar symptoms.

The report also claims some antibiotics are being over-prescribed, and others, under-prescribed.

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