Emergency rooms not curbing overuse of antibiotics
from HealthDay News
The inappropriate use of antibiotics among adult patients at U.S. emergency departments is not falling, despite increasing concerns about antibiotic resistance, a new study reveals. They analyzed U.S.-wide data collected from 2001 to 2010 and found that there was no decrease in emergency department use of antibiotics for adults with respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis and bronchitis, even when those infections were caused by a virus.
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