Leveraging Existing and Soon-to-Be-Available Novel Diagnostics for Optimizing Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship in Patients With Respiratory Tract Infections.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) drive many outpatient encounters and, despite being predominantly viral, are associated with high rates of antibiotic prescriptions. With rising antibacterial resistance, optimization of prescribing of antibiotics in outpatients with RTIs is a critical need. Fortunately, this challenge arises at a time of increasing availability of novel RTI diagnostics to help discern which patients have bacterial infections warranting treatment. Effective implementation of antibiotic stewardship is needed, but optimal approaches for ambulatory settings are unknown. Future research needs are reviewed in this summary of a research summit convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America in the fall of 2019.

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Cited Authors

  • Cawcutt, KA; Patel, R; Gerber, J; Caliendo, AM; Cosgrove, SE; Ashley, ED; Garzaro, P; Miller, M; Lautenbach, E; IDSA Research Summit “Leveraging Existing and Novel Diagnostics for Optimizing Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship in Patients with Respiratory Tract Infections” Group,

Published Date

  • June 15, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 12

Start / End Page

  • e1115 - e1121

PubMed ID

  • 33277647

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/cid/ciaa1815


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States