Is antimicrobial resistance a bigger problem in tertiary care hospitals than in small community hospitals in the United States?

Sumanth Gandra, Anna Trett, Eili Y. Klein, Ramanan Laxminarayan

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Abstract

Large tertiary care hospitals (TCHs) are thought to have higher antimicrobial resistance (AMR) rates when compared to small community hospitals (SCHs) as they provide care to patients with higher disease severity. However, we found no systematic differences in AMR rates between TCHs and SCHs in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)860-863
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume65
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Small community hospitals
  • Tertiary care hospitals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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