Prescribing for different antibiotic classes across age groups in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California population in association with influenza incidence, 2010-2018

  27 October 2022

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.

Author(s): Edward Goldstein et al
Effective Surveillance  
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