Hopkins/PSC Study: Drug-Resistance Registry Reduces Spread of Infection

May 9, 2019

A registry of patients with antibiotic-resistant infections featuring automated alerts can reduce infection prevalence, according to a study by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, PSC and elswhere. A simulation of 462 hospitals and other health care facilities in the Chicago metropolitan area suggests that near-perfect facility participation can reduce new carriers of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) by nearly 12 percent and CRE prevalence by almost 8 percent. Even low participation (25 percent of Illinois facilities) reduced new carriers by over 9 percent and prevalence by almost 3 percent, as non-participating institutions benefited from shared cases being identified.

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