R.I. leads antibiotic prescription decline in national effort curbing microbial resistance
Providence, RI (October 2, 2017) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that total inappropriate antibiotic use may approach 50 percent of all outpatient antibiotic use. On a local level, Rhode Island is leading in the effort to curb unnecessary use of antibiotics, decreasing outpatient-filled prescriptions by 15 percent between 2010 and 2016. The decline in filled prescriptions can be attributed to a variety of initiatives and strategies, including the RI HAI Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Coalition. Healthcentric Advisors has been commissioned by the R.I. Department of Health to aid the Coalition.
For more information
- Read the full article on the Providence Business News website
- Learn more about the RI HAI Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Coalition
For media inquiries contact Alex Bronk by phone (401-528-3273) or email (abronk@HealthcentricAdvisors.org).
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Healthcentric Advisors is a non-profit health care quality improvement agency providing consulting, research and education services. Located in Providence, RI with offices in Woburn, MA and Brunswick, ME and a staff of approximately 50 physicians, nurses, educators, analysts and other professionals, Healthcentric Advisors is a sought-after partner to national and local government agencies, foundations, insurers, health care providers, stakeholders and educational institutions on health care quality improvement initiatives.