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
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