Physician Attire in Europe: Patients prefer the white coat!
PSEP | 05/23/2019
The physician attire preferences of patients were surveyed at University Hospital Zürich and published in BMJ Open. The visual abstract for the paper is below! Click for a full-size version...
Minding the gap: Rethinking implementation of antimicrobial stewardship in India
Payal Patel | 05/14/2019
By conservative estimates, 700,000 deaths this year will be attributable globally to antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, and this number will rise to 10 million deaths by 2050 if trends in antimicrobial resistance do not change. Reversing trends in antimicrobial resistance could have the biggest impact in India, which has the highest infectious disease burden in the world. Dr. Payal Patel discusses the details in this commentary in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
Many doctors prescribing riskier antibiotics on hospital discharge - when safer ones would do
Valerie Vaughn | 02/13/2019
A new University of Michigan study finds that doctors frequently send discharged patients home with a prescription for risky antibiotics. That's even when the patients were taking less risky antibiotics in the hospital.