Role of rapid diagnostics for viral respiratory infections in antibiotic prescribing decision in the emergency department

  29 June 2019

Despite a diagnosis of Viral Respiratory Infections, one-fifth of Emergnecy Departments patients were prescribed antibiotics. Patient characteristics including age, duration of symptoms, abnormal chest X-rays, and specific diagnosis may increase provider concern for concurrent bacterial infections. Opportunities exist for antimicrobial stewardship strategies to incorporate rapid diagnostics in promoting judicious antibiotic usage in the Emergency Departments.

Author(s): Jing Li, S. Lena Kang-Birken, Samantha K. Mathews, Catelynn E. Kenner and Lynn N. Fitzgibbons
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