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For patients with drug-resistant infections, infectious diseases experts may be lifesaving

Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Auguin

 
When infectious diseases (ID) specialists were involved in the care of patients with certain kinds of drug-resistant infections, the patients' 30-day mortality rates were about 50 percent lower, according to a new study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. The findings provide additional evidence for the beneficial impact ID physicians have on patient care and outcomes, particularly when individuals have difficult to treat infections that are resistant to multiple antibiotics.

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