Top Myths of Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases in Hospital Medicine.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Antimicrobial agents are among the most frequently prescribed medications during hospitalization. However, approximately 30% to 50% or more of inpatient antimicrobial use is unnecessary or suboptimal. Herein, we describe 10 common myths of diagnosis and management that often occur in the hospital setting. Further, we discuss supporting data to dispel each of these myths. This analysis will provide hospitalists and other clinicians with a foundation for rational decision-making about antimicrobial use and support antimicrobial stewardship efforts at both the patient and institutional levels.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, MD; Davis, AP; Dyer, AP; Jones, TM; Spires, SS; Ashley, ED

Published Date

  • July 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 828 - 835

PubMed ID

  • 35367180

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1555-7162

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.03.019


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States