Rational use of antibiotics to treat respiratory tract infections.

  title={Rational use of antibiotics to treat respiratory tract infections.},
  author={Thomas M. File and James A. Hadley},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  volume={8 8},
OBJECTIVES To foster the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents for respiratory tract infections and to review factors that should help achieve this objective. STUDY DESIGN Review of evidence-based guidelines and recommendations for proper antibiotic drug use for respiratory tract infections. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS Antibiotic drug overuse and inappropriate antibiotic drug selection are associated with increased drug resistance among respiratory pathogens (most notably, Streptococcus… CONTINUE READING


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