Antibiotic utilization for acute respiratory tract infections in U.S. emergency departments.

  title={Antibiotic utilization for acute respiratory tract infections in U.S. emergency departments.},
  author={J. Peter Donnelly and John W. Baddley and Henry E Wang},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  volume={58 3},
Inappropriate use of antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) has decreased in many outpatient settings. For patients presenting to U.S. emergency departments (EDs) with ARTIs, antibiotic utilization patterns are unclear. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of ED patients from 2001 to 2010 using data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). We identified patients presenting to U.S. EDs with ARTIs and calculated rates of antibiotic utilization… CONTINUE READING
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