Patterns of health care resource utilization after macrolide treatment failure: results from a large, population-based cohort with acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis, and community-acquired pneumonia.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Macrolide antibiotics are used as first-line therapy for the treatment of respiratory tract infections. The recent emergence of macrolide-resistant pathogens is a major concern. OBJECTIVE This study quantifies the frequency of macrolide treatment failure in respiratory infections and examines its impact on health care use. METHODS Patients… (More)

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