Trends and seasonal variation in outpatient antibiotic prescription rates in the United States, 2006 to 2010.

@article{Suda2014TrendsAS,
  title={Trends and seasonal variation in outpatient antibiotic prescription rates in the United States, 2006 to 2010.},
  author={Katie J. Suda and Lauri A. Hicks and Rebecca M. Roberts and Robert J. Hunkler and Thomas H. Taylor},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={2763-6}
}
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are an increasing threat to the effectiveness of antibiotics. The majority of antibiotics are prescribed in primary care settings for upper respiratory tract infections. The purpose of this study was to describe seasonal trends in outpatient antibiotic prescriptions (Rx) in the United States over a 5-year period. This study was a retrospective, cross-sectional observation of systemic antibiotic prescriptions in the outpatient setting from 2006 to 2010. Winter… CONTINUE READING

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Penicillins and macrolides were the primary antibiotic classes prescribed , but penicillin prescribing decreased while macrolide prescribing increased over the study period .
Penicillins and macrolides were the primary antibiotic classes prescribed , but penicillin prescribing decreased while macrolide prescribing increased over the study period .
Penicillins and macrolides were the primary antibiotic classes prescribed , but penicillin prescribing decreased while macrolide prescribing increased over the study period .
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