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A Prescription for Over-Prescribing: The Key to Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

A Prescription for Over-Prescribing: The Key to Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

In a recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, new data was released showing that at least 30 percent of all prescriptions written in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms are completely unnecessary. So how do we use these alarming results to transform the culture of overprescribing?
Dr. Katherine Fleming-Dutra, M.D., will:
Give a detailed explanation of the study results, and provide an in-depth review of specific findings;
Highlight what CDC is doing to promote antibiotic stewardship across healthcare settings, and
Identify what clinicians, other health care professionals, and patients can do to improve antibiotic prescribing, therefore fighting antibiotic resistance.

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