Posts Tagged antibiotic stewardship

Study Estimates 23 Percent of Outpatient Antibiotic Prescriptions Inappropriate

An estimated 23 percent of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions filled by privately insured children and non-elderly adults in the United States in 2016 were inappropriate, according to a study published recently in BMJ. “We classified 23.2 percent of outpatient antibiotic prescription fills as inappropriate because they

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Study: Antibiotics Are Leading Cause of ED Visits for Adverse Drug Events in Kids

In children, antibiotics are the leading cause of emergency department visits for adverse drug events, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published recently in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. The study estimates that 70,000 children 19 years or

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CDC releases next segment of antibiotic stewardship online course

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship today released the second in a four-part online training course on antibiotic stewardship. Additional segments will be released later this year. Completing the free training counts as an improvement activity under Medicare’s new

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CDC issues Spanish version of antibiotic stewardship materials

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released Spanish versions of its most popular materials to educate health care providers and consumers about appropriate use of antibiotics and prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Print materials also can be ordered at In coming weeks, CDC plans

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