Recent trends in bacterial infection-related hospitalizations in the US
In the US, antibiotic-resistant (ABR) pathogens infect >2 million people and cause nearly 23,000 deaths annually. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Clostridium difficile (C. diff), carbapenem-resistent Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), and drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae (N. gonorrhoeae) as the nation’s most urgent ABR threats. To understand the trajectory of ABR infections, we examined annual C. diff-, CRE-, and N. gonorrhoeae-related hospitalization and death rates in the US.
Kurosky, S., Reese, E., & Candrilli, S. (2015). Recent trends in bacterial infection-related hospitalizations in the US. Value in Health, 18(3), A274. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2015.03.1601