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.