Factors Associated with Longer than Recommended Durations of Antibiotic Therapy for Uncomplicated Ambulatory Infections in an Integrated Healthcare System

  19 June 2021

Across the ambulatory care network of an integrated healthcare system, durations of antibiotic therapy prescribed for uncomplicated infections were longer than recommended in 39% of cases. By logistic regression, site of care, prescriber characteristics, and type of infection were independently associated with longer than recommended durations of therapy.

Author(s): Axel A Vazquez Deida, Katherine C Shihadeh, Deborah Aragon, Bryan C Knepper, Timothy C Jenkins
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