Trends in Prescribing of Antibiotics and Drugs Investigated for COVID-19 Treatment in U.S. Nursing Home Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  23 March 2021

During the pandemic, large numbers of residents were prescribed drugs investigated for COVID-19 treatment, and an increase in prescribing of antibiotics commonly used for respiratory infections was observed. Prescribing of these drugs may increase the risk of adverse events, without providing clear benefits. Surveillance of NH prescribing practices is critical to evaluate concordance with guideline-recommended therapy and improve resident safety.

Author(s): Katryna A Gouin, MPH, Stephen Creasy, PharmD, Mary Beckerson, MS, Martha Wdowicki, PharmD, Lauri A Hicks, DO, Jennifer N Lind, PharmD, MPH, Andrew I Geller, MD, Daniel S Budnitz, MD, MPH, Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc
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