Nearly half of antibiotic prescriptions written in an urgent-care center were for conditions that did not warrant their use, according to a new study.
Urgent-care clinics overprescribe antibiotics
"If we are going to be successful in improving antibiotic use to reduce antibiotic resistance, we need to address every healthcare setting where antibiotics are being used and make sure in each of those settings we maximize the appropriateness of antibiotics that are being used," said Dr. David Hyun, a senior officer at the Pew Charitable Trust's Antibiotic Resistance Project and co-author of the analysis.
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