Trends in Antibiotic Use in U.S. Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  05 June 2021

We described antibiotic use among inpatients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Most COVID-19 inpatients received antibiotic therapy. We also described hospital-wide antibiotic use during 2020 compared with 2019, stratified by hospital COVID-19 burden. While total antibiotic use decreased between years, certain antibiotic use increased with higher COVID-19 burden.

Author(s): Ashley N Rose, MPH, James Baggs, PhD, Hannah Wolford, MSPH, Melinda M Neuhauser, PharmD, MPH, Arjun Srinivasan, MD, Adi V Gundlapalli, MD, PhD, Sujan Reddy, MD, MSc, Lyudmyla Kompaniyets, PhD, MS, Audrey F Pennington, PhD, MPH, Cheri Grigg, DVM, MPH, Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc
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