Is antimicrobial stewardship about to be killed?
editorial about a bill that has passed the US House of Representatives, I read the following:
[The 21st Century Cures Act] would expedite the use of new antibiotics by providing financial incentives to hospitals to use them — benefiting manufacturers but also driving up costs and encouraging overuse, potentially breeding resistant superbugs.It's hard to imagine that in the face of the alarming issues we are having with antibiotic resistance, and all the efforts hospitals across the country are expending to promote antimicrobial stewardship, that our government is entertaining paying hospitals to increase the use of new antibiotics. If this bill becomes law with this provision, antimicrobial stewardship is dead. What could possibly be next?