To complement the White House announcement of its new National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic Resistance, Medscape created a comprehensive collection of resources for for those who would like to learn more about antibiotic resistance in the United States. Along with many articles and videos, this collection includes:
- A recent interview with CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden where he discusses the role prescribers and patients play, as well as lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa;
- An overview of the White House’s National Strategy;
- The results of a recent Medscape antibiotic use and perceptions survey among patients and prescribers; and
- An analysis of antibiotic prescription rates to children in the outpatient setting.
For information on the role CDC will play in the new National Strategy and to view CDC materials about antibiotic resistance, visit http://www.cdc.gov/