County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856
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Introduction Antimicrobial resistance (AR)
is a global concern that presents a growing public health challenge.
In order to track AR and improve antimicrobial stewardship, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has creates an annual LA County multi-facility antibiogram.
defined as a summary of antimicrobial susceptibility for selected bacterial pathogens, provide comprehensive information about local antimicrobial resistance. They are usually generated by a laboratory using aggregate data from a hospital or healthcare system. This LA County multi-facility antibiogram aggregates data mandatorily reported from 86 acute care facility-level antibiograms. DPH is using this regional antibiogram to monitor and investigate antibiotic resistance across the county.
DPH invites providers to complete a
brief survey to give feedback on how the antibiogram is used and how to improve