Report of the Iowa Antibiotic Resistance Task Force, January 24, 2012

(2014) Report of the Iowa Antibiotic Resistance Task Force, January 24, 2012. Public Health, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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On January 29, 1998, a task force was convened by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to address the development of bacterial resistance to antibiotics in Iowa. The purpose of this task force was to evaluate and monitor the prevalence of resistance in Iowa, to monitor the status of the problem, and to develop strategies to diminish the risk to the population of Iowa. The goals of the Iowa Antibiotic Resistance Task Force (IARTF) are to facilitate appropriate use of antibiotics, discourage prescribing practices that promote the development of antibiotic resistance, and decrease the spread of antibiotic-resistant organisms with appropriate prevention and control measures. This group has been meeting since 1998 to accomplish these goals.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Antibiotic, Antibiotic Resistance, Iowa, Task Force, IARTF
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Healthcare
ID Code: 17707
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 04 Sep 2014 15:11
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2014 15:11