Antibiotic prescribing without documented indication in ambulatory care clinics: national cross sectional study

  13 December 2019

This nationally representative study of ambulatory visits identified a large number of prescriptions for antibiotics without a documented indication. Antibiotic prescribing in the absence of a documented indication may severely bias national estimates of appropriate antibiotic use in this setting. This study identified a wide range of factors associated with antibiotic prescribing without a documented indication, which may be useful in directing initiatives aimed at supporting better documentation.

Further reading: The BMJ
Author(s): Michael J Ray, Gregory B Tallman, David T Bearden, Miriam R Elman, Jessina C McGregor
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