Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Estimated minimum number of illnesses and deaths caused annually by antibiotic resistance: At Least 2,049,442 illnesses, 23,000 deaths.Although antibiotics have many helpful effects, their use has created the new problem of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people get infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and at least 23,000 people die as a result.

 

Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS): The effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients so that antibiotics are only prescribed and used when needed. 


CDC's Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Investments:

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) provides critical support to every state to protect Americans from antibiotic resistance. To learn more about CDC's Investments in Michigan view the 2018 AR Solutions In Action (PDF) or CDC's Antibiotic Resistance Investment Map.

Coming ... Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Efforts.
 
 

AMS  Updates:


Public Health and Healthcare Professionals You and Your Family
Click here to access the AMS resources for public health and healthcare professionals page Click here to access the You and Your Family antibiotic resistance information
Find antibiotic stewardship program resources for acute care, long term care, outpatient and public health settings.  Learn more about antibiotic resistance and steps you can do to help prevent it.