Antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection and subsequent outpatient and hospital utilization in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder.

@article{Evans2010AntibioticPF,
  title={Antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection and subsequent outpatient and hospital utilization in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder.},
  author={Charlesnika T. Evans and Keran Li and Stephen P. Burns and Bridget Smith and Todd A. Lee and Frances M. Weaver},
  journal={PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={101-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection (ARI) and subsequent health-care utilization in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI/D). DESIGN Retrospective cohort of veterans with SCI/D. SETTING Veterans Affairs medical facilities that provide outpatient care. PATIENTS Veterans with SCI/D with a diagnosis of acute bronchitis or upper respiratory infection during an outpatient visit between fiscal year 2006 and 2007 that… CONTINUE READING