Antibiotic therapy is a critical part of hospital care. Treating and preventing infections in the perioperative and postoperative setting is a key part of a successful surgery. Hospitals utilize various beta-lactam antibiotics in order to save lives and prevent surgical infections.

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Over 50% of all hospital patients receive antibiotics during their stay. Cephalosporins were the most widely prescribed class of drugs in all the hospital wards.
Source: PLoS One. 2019; 14(2): e0212661. | Published online 2019 Feb 22. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212661 | PMCID: PMC6386277 | PMID: 30794660
Antibiotic use practice and predictors of hospital outcome among patients with systemic bacterial infection: Identifying targets for antibiotic and health care resource stewardship.

Surgical Site Infections

(SSIs) are responsible for up to 20% of healthcare-acquired infections outside of the intensive care unit and are the most common cause of healthcare-acquired infections amongst surgical patients.

Source: Estimating healthcare-associated infections and deaths in U.S. hospitals, 2002. | Klevens RM, Edwards JR, Richards CL Jr, Horan TC, Gaynes RP, Pollock DA, Cardo DM | Public Health Rep. 2007 Mar-Apr; 122(2):160-6. [PubMed] [Ref list]

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