Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Rhinosinusitis in Adults: Background

@article{Hickner2001PrinciplesOA,
  title={Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Rhinosinusitis in Adults: Background},
  author={John M. Hickner and Jack Bartlett and Richard E. Besser and Ralph Gonzales and Jerome Hoffman and Merle A. Sande},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={134},
  pages={498-505}
}
1.0 The excessive use of antibiotics in ambulatory practice has contributed to the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (1-2, 4). Antibiotic treatment of common respiratory infections accounts for a large percentage of this excessive use. Rhinosinusitis is one of the 10 most common diagnoses in ambulatory practice and is the cause of an estimated 25 million U.S. physician office visits in 1995 (5). Fourteen percent of Americans claim to have had a previous diagnosis of… 
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