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Antibiotics commonly overprescribed in elderly population

May 9, 2017

Despite clinical guidelines advising against the practice, nearly half of elderly patients presenting to a PCP for a nonbacterial acute upper respiratory infection were prescribed antibiotics, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Unnecessary antibiotic use is a major public health concern. It is associated with avoidable adverse drug events, increased health care costs, and emergence of antibiotic-resistant infections,” Michael Silverman, MD, from Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at St. Joseph’s Health Care in London, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues wrote.

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