Patient-satisfaction surveys could be contributing to an increase in antibiotic-resistant infections in northern Nevada. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explores why.
Dr. Jim Wilson is a pediatrician and a disease forecaster for Nevada. He says the increasing resistance to antibiotics is one of his chief public health concerns.
“Over time, we’ve had increasing resistance to multiple classes of drugs for the most common bacteria,” Wilson says, “that we see in medicine here in northern Nevada and that needs to be addressed.”
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