Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Upper Respiratory Infections

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Acute upper respiratory infections account for most urgent care visits, and most do not require antibiotics. A quality improvement project was conducted at an urgent care clinic in Texas over a 1-month period with the intent of improving antibiotic prescribing practices for acute upper respiratory infections. The rates of antibiotic prescribing before and after the implementation were compared, and focus group discussions were conducted for insight. A significant decrease in the rates of antibiotics prescribed was noted when prescribing rates before and after implementation were compared. Insightful information was collected from the focus groups.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Garcia, D; Iversen, M; Thompson, JA; Johnson, R; Bush, MA

Published Date

  • March 1, 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 331 - 334

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1555-4155

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.12.002

Citation Source

  • Scopus