Our 2019 toolkit provides resources for the public to learn about antimicrobial resistance, as well as resources for healthcare, scientific, and administrative professionals.
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their second Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report. Overall, the scope and burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is greater than previously estimated in 2013.
In a 2016 survey of leading hospitals, 82% reported having an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). However, this number will grow much larger after the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule goes into effect in Spring 2020.
AMR has been identified as a major threat by the World Health Organization due to the lack of new antibiotics in the development pipeline and infections caused by multi-drug resistant pathogens becoming untreatable.