The Antibiotic Use and Resistance reporting module will launch this week, Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a National Press Club luncheon on July 22. (In June, he wrote a blog posting about the rollout.)
It will allow any hospital in the country to electronically track all antibiotics prescribed in hospitals and for hospitals to track patterns of drug resistance in patients with infections. Learn more here.
The CDC already operates the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), with more than 12,000 healthcare facilities participating. This new AUR module of NHSN will electronically capture antibiotic prescriptions and drug susceptibility test results.