Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections in New York City: A Model for Collaboration
A review of more than 1,000 New York City patient records from 31 hospital-owned outpatient practices, collected as part of the UHF-funded Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, illustrates the need for robust antibiotic stewardship programs. The study, published September 18 in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, found that doctors prescribed antibiotics for nearly 67 percent of patients who had acute bronchitis and more than 80 percent for acute sinusitis, even though antibiotics are not usually indicated for these conditions.
Note: The pdf below is the manuscript as originally submitted to Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. An updated version was published by the journal in September 2018. The full, final version of this paper is available from the journal’s website.