• Reliance on antibiotics hinders ENT infection treatments

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    Although ear, nose and throat infections account for a sizable portion of pediatric health care visits, accurate diagnoses and proper antibiotic use are a major concern. Findings published in JAMA found that of the 221 antibiotic prescriptions given per 1,000 patients, only 111 were deemed appropriate as treatments for the patients' diagnoses.
    Between 2010 and 2011, the most frequently reported diagnosis related to prescribing antibiotics was sinusitis, with 56 prescriptions made per 1,000 patients, followed closely by suppurative otitis media and pharyngitis.
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