Antibiotic resistance is an ever growing threat to our armamentarium.
Our primary focus for many years has been Infectious Diseases (ID). When it comes to IDs, we are all in this together - if I'm poorly treated and develop an antibiotic resistance strain, it not only affects me but all those around me - including you!
Lack of education
Virtually every physician treats infections by prescribing antibiotics, but less than 1 in 100 has ID training. Thus, it's ripe for CDS.
All medicine moves fast, but in ID particularly, where new pathogens appear and resistance is always changing, it's even harder to keep up.
ID is Local - so is treatment
The best treatment for AMI is conceptually the same everywhere in the country - and, by in large, world-wide. But for infectious diseases, the best treatment for where you live, where you've been, and who you've been in contact with all can have substantial impact on what is the best treatment for you.