Is Antimicrobial Resistance a Bigger Problem in Tertiary Care Hospitals than in Small Community Hospitals in the United States?

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Is Antimicrobial Resistance a Bigger Problem in Tertiary Care Hospitals than in Small Community Hospitals in the United States?

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 May 04;:

Authors: Gandra S, Trett A, Klein EY, Laxminarayan R

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.

PMID: 28472253 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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