Antibiotic Prescriptions: A Case Study

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I enjoy reading your post. It is a fact that there is an unnecessary prescription of antibiotics and many of those scripts come from doctors who aren’t sure whether a patient is infected with bacteria, needs antibiotics or whether the illness is caused by a virus. Most times the pediatric population who receive antibiotic prescriptions could be attributed to parent persuasion. As healthcare providers, we must educate parents about the risk of overuse of antibiotics unnecessarily. Al-ani et al. (2015) recommend that antibiotic only be prescribed when the clinical information or data does not suggest a viral infection with an asthma comorbidity. Procalcitonin blood test could always be used to differentiate between viral and bacterial infection.
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