Though some hospitals are getting better at managing antibiotic usage, the battle is far from being won. Steven Schmitt, M.D., infectious disease specialist at the Cleveland Clinic, vice chairman of the clinic's Medicine Institute and a board member for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, makes a case for why infectious disease specialists are best suited to running antibiotic stewardship programs at a hospital or health system.
'The Germs Have Gotten Smarter'
Hospital executives and physicians need to work even harder to make sure their hospitals properly prescribe antibiotics in order to prevent them from becoming useless.
June 4, 2014