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Antibiotic overprescribing: Nearly half of outpatient prescriptions written without infection diagnosis - Outbreak News Today

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Antibiotic overprescribing: Nearly half of outpatient prescriptions written without infection diagnosis - Outbreak News Today
Clinicians prescribed antibiotics without an infection-related diagnosis nearly half of the time and one in five prescriptions were provided without an in-person visit, according to research being presented at IDWeek 2018. The study, which is the first to look at overall outpatient antibiotic prescribing, analyzed more than half a million prescriptions from 514 outpatient clinics. …
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