MERCY MEDICAL CHOSEN FOR ANTIBIOTICS STUDY

MERCY MEDICAL CHOSEN FOR ANTIBIOTICS STUDY

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ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IS BECOMING A GROWING CONCERN FOR HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

SIOUX CITY’S MERCY MEDICAL CENTER IS ONE OF NINE HOSPITALS CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN A NATIONAL STUDY ON THE ISSUE.

JIM SPENCER, MERCY’S VICE PRESIDENT OF MISSION AND ETHICS, SAYS THERE’S A DANGER IN OVERPRESCRIBING ANTIBIOTICS:


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SPENCER SAYS HEALTH FACILITIES ARE ADJUSTING THEIR THINKING AS TO WHEN ANTIBIOTICS ARE NECESSARY FOR TREATMENT:


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MERCY’S INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALISTS AND PHARMACISTS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE EDUCATION EFFORT TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSE AND USE ANTIBIOTICS IN PATIENT TREATMENT.