Prescribing for different antibiotic classes across age groups in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California population in association with influenza incidence, 2010-2018
There is limited information on the volume of antibiotic prescribing that is influenza-associated, resulting from influenza infections and their complications.
Our results suggest a modest benefit of increasing influenza vaccination coverage for reducing prescribing for the five studied antibiotic classes, particularly for macrolides in ages over 50y and aminopenicillins in ages <18y, and the potential benefit of other measures to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for respiratory diagnoses with no bacterial indication, both of which may contribute
to the mitigation of antimicrobial resistance.
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