Antiviral Prescriptions to U.S. Ambulatory Care Visits with a Diagnosis of Influenza before and after High Level of Adamantane Resistance 2005–06 Season

@inproceedings{Hsieh2010AntiviralPT,
  title={Antiviral Prescriptions to U.S. Ambulatory Care Visits with a Diagnosis of Influenza before and after High Level of Adamantane Resistance 2005–06 Season},
  author={Y. Z. Hsieh and Kuan-Fu Chen and Charlotte A. Gaydos and Richard Rothman and Gabor D. Kelen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Rapid emergence of influenza A viruses resistance to anti-influenza drugs has been observed in the past five years. Our objective was to compare antiviral prescription patterns of ambulatory care providers to patients with a diagnosis of influenza before and after the 2005-2006 influenza season, which was temporally concordant with the emergence of adamantane resistance. We also determined providers' adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2006 interim treatment… CONTINUE READING

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