Study: Many patients receive inappropriate treatment for sepsis

03/18/2014 | HealthDay News

Researchers reported in the journal PLOS One that 38% of 1,500 community hospital patients with bloodstream infections were given inappropriate antibiotic treatment. Those who had been hospitalized within the previous year, those with impaired function and those with multidrug-resistant pathogens were more likely to receive inappropriate antibiotic therapy.

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