Bacteria develop resistance to the antibiotics because of improper dosage and unnecessary usage. Dr. Fraser currently focuses her research on preventing and controlling hospital-acquired infections, adverse events and medical errors. Here she explains how antibiotic resistance has become a public health crisis.
Victoria J. Fraser is the Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine, chair of the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and physician-in-chief for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
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