The main consumer-driven healthcare sectors in the U.S. include telemedicine, retail clinics, and urgent care. ARAC is working with key stakeholders in the urgent care sector, together with academic and governmental partners, to address challenges to improve antibiotic stewardship.
Wired explores how new data shows that urgent-care and walk-in clinics play a big role in overprescribing antibiotics. But in a surprising turn, the urgent-care industry is rallying to change that, with a tech-assisted push.
NPR highlights new research that some bacteria are becoming "more tolerant" of hand sanitizers. ARAC Director notes how "soap and water should be our number-one protection."
ARAC Deputy Director Laura Rogers highlights ARAC's work in urgent care and a challenge faced by urgent care - patient expectation for antibiotics.