Studies by Vail Valley Medical Center, other Colorado hospitals indicate antibiotic overuse

Studies by Vail Valley Medical Center, other Colorado hospitals indicate antibiotic overuse
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By Krista Driscoll

antibiotics can save lives, but overuse poses a serious threat to the human body.Vail Valley Medical Center collaborated with seven Colorado hospitals on a two-year study, which followed 533 children and adults hospitalized for soft-tissue infections. It was one of four major recent studies VVMC contributed to by measuring antibiotic prescription practices in both rural and metropolitan Colorado regions, evaluating how the state is doing overall.The research indicated doctors are consistently overprescribing antibiotics that are too strong for specific bacterial infections, and patients are taking them for too many days, according to Jason Moore, Ph.D., an epidemiologist at VVMC.Through a …

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