EDs Too Often Give Antibiotics for Infant Viral Lung Infections
One in four babies with bronchiolitis got antibiotics in national study
Recommendations to avoid antibiotics in infants treated for bronchiolitis issued more than a decade ago are being widely ignored in U.S. emergency departments, according to a nationally representative survey of hospital visit data.
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Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society
Source Reference: Papenburg J, et al “Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchiolitis in US emergency deparments, 2007-2015” J Ped Infect Dis Soc 2019; DOI: 10.1093/jpids/piy131.