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Factors affecting the geographic variability of antibiotic-resistant healthcare-associated infections in the United States using the CDC Antibiotic Resistance Patient Safety Atlas

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 April 2019

Julianne N. Kubes*
Affiliation:
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia
Scott K. Fridkin
Affiliation:
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
*
Author for correspondence: Julianne N. Kubes, Email: julianne.kubes@emoryhealthcare.org

Abstract

We utilized publicly available data from the Centers for Disease Control to explore possible causes of state-to-state variability in antibiotic-resistant healthcare-associated infections. Outpatient antibiotic prescribing rates of fluoroquinolones and cephalosporins explained some variability in extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli after adjusting for differences in age and healthcare facility composition.

Type
Concise Communication
Copyright
© 2019 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved. 

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