Antibiotic stewardship reduces unnecessary prescriptions

An antibiotic stewardship program was associated with a 50% reduction in antibiotic prescribing at clinical visits, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA Network Open.


Pediatric antibiotic prescribing dropped during pandemic

(HealthDay)—In pediatric primary care practices, there was a substantial reduction in antibiotic prescribing, beginning in April 2020, which was mainly due to a reduction in prescriptions at visits for respiratory tract ...

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Guidance provided for antibiotic stewardship in pediatrics

(HealthDay)—In an American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement, published online Dec. 28 in Pediatrics, guidance is provided for inpatient and outpatient antibiotic stewardship.

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