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Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract infections contributes to antibiotic resistance – News-Medical.Net

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract infections contributes to antibiotic resistance, making some bacterial infections difficult to…

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Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract infections contributes to antibiotic resistance, making some bacterial infections difficult to treat. This often leads to higher medical costs, prolonged hospital stays and increased mortality.
Still, many physicians report prescribing antibiotics at their patients’ request. To address patients’ expectations for antibiotic prescribing for URTIs, researchers conducted an experiment in which study participants were assigned brief educational…

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