ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVE
Why is Antibiotic Stewardship so important?
Antibiotics are NOT effective against any viral infection.
To combat the rise of antibiotic resistant organisms, it is crucial that antibiotics are prescribed only when a bacterial infection is present.
Antibiotic-related issues, such as diarrhea from C. diff, can be severe and accounts for over 250,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths; costing in excess of $1,000,000,000 dollars every year.
The Center for Disease Control and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have mandated that healthcare facilities meet goals to reduce their prescription of antibiotics by 50% by the year 2020.
What Makes Premier Lab Solutions different?
Premier Lab Solutions, we put the power of definitive diagnosis and rapid turnaround time into the hands of your doctor. Premier is raising the bar for diagnostic testing standards from the traditional methods used for Gastrointestinal and Respiratory illness detection. Ask your provider today if a molecular Respiratory or GI Panel would be right for you.