Antibiotics can effectively treat common infections when used properly, but are often unnecessarily used on nursing home residents. Elizabeth Frentzel, AIR principal research scientist, describes the negative outcomes of inappropriately prescribing antibiotics and explains what can be done to better use antibiotics in nursing homes.
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5 Mar 2015
Public awareness of patient safety issues – from surgical errors to miscommunications and misdiagnoses – has grown dramatically. The greatest advances in safety encourage patient engagement, systems improvement, more effective communication and better risk assessment.