Improving antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis in the ambulatory setting using a multifaceted approach

Philip Chung, Regina Nailon, M. Salman Ashraf, Scott Bergman, Teresa Micheels, Mark E. Rupp, Michelle Schwedhelm, Maureen Tierney, Kate Tyner, Trevor C. Van Schooneveld, Jasmine R. Marcelin

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Abstract

Antibiotics are frequently prescribed inappropriately for acute respiratory infections in the outpatient setting. We report the implementation of a multifaceted outpatient antimicrobial stewardship initiative resulting in a 12.3% absolute reduction of antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis in primary care clinics receiving active interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number33985606
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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