When Superbugs Become a Problem in Hospital Practice

NOVEMBER 09, 2016
Amy Jacob


There are more and more challenges facing patients and doctors in hospital settings as "superbugs," or those conditions which are resistant to medications and antibiotics become a greater problem.

Thomas M. File, Jr., MD, from Summa Health System discussed this topic during the annual IDWeek 2016 conference in New Orleans. With the challenges facing these patients, and their overall outcomes File said longer hospitalizations can not only further endanger the health of the patients but also be more costly for patients, providers, and hospital systems alike.

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