Unnecessary Antibiotics—An Epidemic

A while ago, I wrote a post bemoaning the harms of unnecessary antibiotics for patients who, despite having bacteria in their urine, have no symptoms of a harmful urinary tract infection.

A study out of Michigan looked at how often physicians prescribe such unnecessary antibiotics, among hospitalized patients. The study discovered that antibiotic prescribing was rampant, even among asymptomatic patients.

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