Why focus on AMS TOC?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and adverse events from such agents are a public health concern.

The CDC reports:

  • At least 2 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria
  • At least 23,000 people die as a result of AMR in the United States
  • Inappropriate antimicrobial agent prescribing practices lead to AMR
  • 70% of necessary antimicrobial prescriptions from the emergency room and doctors’ offices need to have sub-optimal drug selection, dose and duration of therapy
  • 30% of antimicrobial prescriptions from the emergency room and doctors’ offices are not necessary

National and State Organizations Supporting Efforts to Decrease AMR

For more information on the CDC and Pew Charitable Trusts focus efforts on preventing AMR and using antimicrobial agents wisely:

  • Visit the CDC website to learn about efforts to combat drug resistance
  • Visit the Pew Charitable Trusts website to learn about the Antibiotic Resistance Project

Efforts to decrease AMR are supported by many other organizations.

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