Patient registries could help control spread of antibiotic bacteria

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that the spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) — bacteria that have high levels of resistance to most antibiotics — could be reduced if only 25 percent of the largest health care facilities in a region used a patient registry, a database that can track which patients are carrying CRE.
Source: EurekaAlert,