Antibiograms, defined as a summary of antimicrobial susceptibility rates for selected bacterial pathogens, provide comprehensive information about local
. Within health care facilities, this information is combined with clinical expertise to guide optimal antimicrobial treatment for
carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
or other serious infections. Annual analysis of facility antibiograms to create a community antibiogram will allow the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) to evaluate temporal trends and geographic patterns of
within LA County, and to guide control microbial
As of January 19, 2017, healthcare facilities are required to submit an annual antibiogram to LAC DPH, per the
health officer order.
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2017 LACDPH CRE and AR Health Officer Order
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Instructions for Antibiogram Submissions
Annual antibiograms are due by June 1 of the
following year (starting with 2016 antibiograms being
due by June 1, 2017).
Please follow the
instructions below to prepare your facility's
antibiogram in an acceptable format.
Once you have completed this, submit your antibiogram to
For facilities in Long Beach and Pasadena,
please refer to your Health Departments' instructions.
Instructions for Complying with Antibiogram Reporting
Example Antibiogram Template [Excel]
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Reporting