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AMR leads to longer hospital stays, increased mortality, and higher medical costs.

2 Million
The annual number of patients with AMR infections in the U.S.2

$39 Million
Extra healthcare costs and productivity losses in the U.S. per year due to AMR2

23,000
The annual number of deaths in the U.S. caused by AMR2

Better Antibiotic Stewardship
with GeneXpert®

When today’s healthcare providers are able to quickly identify whether an infection is present and if it is drug-resistant, we will finally be able to move beyond trial and error. On-demand molecular diagnostics have the potential to help you identify resistance in minutes, rather than days. Cepheid’s GeneXpert® System helps those on the frontlines of resistance prevent the inappropriate use of antimicrobials and preserve our antibiotic weapons―now and in the future. Click here to download our antimicrobial stewardship brochure.

 

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Antimicrobial stewardship interventions with rapid molecular diagnostics:

Shortened hospital length of
stay by 2.5 days3

Decreased lethal bloodstream
infections in patients by 36%3

Reduced time to effective
therapy by 5 hours3

 

Impact Briefs

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center improves adherence to optimized testing protocols for C. difficile resulting in lower C. difficile rates and decreased patient time in isolation.    


The Federation of Infection Societies Annual Conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham was the venue for the symposium Fighting the challenge of CPE, which took a look at one hospital’s approach to addressing the challenges posed by carbapenamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE).


Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, MI reduces time to result and improves treatment accuracy through the use of Xpert® CT/NG and antimicrobial stewardship interventions.


Millard Henry Clinic (MHC) improves treatment accuracy through the use of Xpert® Xpress Flu/RSV and antimicrobial stewardship interventions while maintaining efficient patient flow during a very busy flu season.


Related White Papers & Webinars

1. World Health Organization. “Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance.” June, 2014.

2. CDC. Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013. https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/index.html. Accessed 12 July 2018.

3. CDC at Work: Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections. https://www.cdc.gov/washington/~cdcatWork/pdf/infections.pdf. Accessed 12 July 2018.

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