Antibacterial use in influenza ups costs, resistance in the US

December 2004
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;12/18/2004, Issue 468, p7
Discusses research being done on the antibiotic prescribing rates in the U.S. ambulatory care setting for patients diagnosed with influenza from 1997 to 2001. Reference to a study by G. Ciesla et al, published in the November 2004 issue of the "Respiratory Medicine"; Percentage of ambulatory care visits for a primary diagnosis of influenza that were prescribed to use antibacterials; Total estimated cost associated with antibacterial use.


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