A new study found two in every five deaths in the Americas involved infection associated with antimicrobial resistance.

The study, published Aug. 8 in The Lancet Regional Health-Americas, estimated deaths attributed to and associated with antimicrobial resistance for 23 bacterial pathogens and 88 pathogen-drug combinations in the World Health Organization Region of the Americas in 2019. Data was collected from mortality registries, hospital systems and literature reviews.

Visit Becker’s Hospital Review for four findings from the report, including the top five deadly pathogens.