New Rule to Prevent Antibiotic Overuse, Discrimination in Hospitals

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday proposed a new rule intended to reduce overuse of antibiotics, implement comprehensive requirements for infection prevention and prohibit discrimination. (Healthcare Finance)

The proposal would require U.S. hospitals to adopt strategies to curb overuse of antibiotics, a problem widely cited by public health officials as a factor in the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs. (The Wall Street Journal)

The proposal states that all hospitals participating in Medicare and Medicaid must abide by antidiscrimination policies. Specifically, a hospital cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability. (Modern Healthcare)

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