Antibiotic Use in Cold and Flu Season and Prescribing Quality: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

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BACKGROUND Excessive antibiotic use in cold and flu season is costly and contributes to antibiotic resistance. The study objective was to develop an index of excessive antibiotic use in cold and flu season and determine its correlation with other indicators of prescribing quality. METHODS AND FINDINGS We included Medicare beneficiaries in the 40% random… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000440

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