Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Leads to Increased Costs Complications
Research underscores importance of expanding outpatient antibiotic stewardship efforts
Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in doctors’ offices and other outpatient settings in the U.S. is a widespread problem that accelerates the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Note: All data from 2017.
- Butler, Anne M., et al, “Association of Inappropriate Outpatient Pediatric Antibiotic Prescriptions With Adverse Drug Events and Health Care Expenditures.” https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2792723.
- Butler, Anne M., et al, “Comparative Safety and Attributable Healthcare Expenditures Following Inappropriate Versus Appropriate Outpatient Antibiotic Prescriptions Among Adults With Upper Respiratory Infections.” https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-articleabstract/doi/10.1093/cid/ciac879/6814381?redirectedFrom=fulltext