Journal Article

Antibiotic prescribing in ambulatory pediatrics in the United States.

Hersh AL, Shapiro DJ, Pavia AT, et al. Pediatrics. 2011;128:1053-61.

Prescribing of antibiotics for non-bacterial illnesses remains very common in outpatient pediatrics. Unnecessary antibiotic prescribing can be associated with serious patient safety consequences, as discussed in an AHRQ WebM&M commentary.