Appropriateness of antibiotic prescribing in veterans with community-acquired pneumonia, sinusitis, or acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Tobia2008AppropriatenessOA,
  title={Appropriateness of antibiotic prescribing in veterans with community-acquired pneumonia, sinusitis, or acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Colleen Cook Tobia and Sherrie L Aspinall and Chester B. Good and Michael J. Fine and Joseph T. Hanlon},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={1135-44}
}
BACKGROUND Studies that have assessed antibiotic appropriateness in acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs) with a likely bacterial etiology have focused only on antibiotic choice and ignored other important aspects of prescribing, such as dosing, drug-drug interactions, and duration of treatment. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing practices in outpatients with acute bacterial RTIs (community-acquired… CONTINUE READING

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