UW Health switches to antibiotic-free meat

Ninety-five percent of the meat served at UW Health's University Hospital and American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wis., is now antibiotic-free, reports NBC affiliate WMTV.

The hospital started switching to antibiotic-free meat about two years ago to help reduce antibiotic resistance in patients.

While antibiotic-free meat is more expensive, the hospital expects to achieve greater cost savings in the long run by treating fewer antibiotic-resistant infections, according to Joseph McBride, MD, an infectious disease physician at UW Health.

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