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High rates of unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics observed across the US

from The Algamest

Researchers find large discrepancy between outpatient visits requiring antibiotics and national prescribing rates For decades, there has been a significant effort led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing. Despite this work, new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) finds only incremental improvement in antibiotic prescribing for adults with acute bronchitis and sore throat. These findings were presented at IDWeek on and the sore throat data was published online in JAMA Internal Medicine. more

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