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Could Efforts to Fight the Coronavirus Lead to Overuse of Antibiotics?

Issue Brief. Washington DC: Pew Charitable Trust; March 2021.

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April 14, 2021

Issue Brief. Washington DC: Pew Charitable Trust; March 2021.

Antibiotic overuse is a contributor to nosocomial infection. This report discusses problems associated with antibiotic prescribing during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Systemic problems arising from the situation include disparities associated with antibiotic administration and unneeded receipt of medications by some patients.

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Issue Brief. Washington DC: Pew Charitable Trust; March 2021.