Low rates of antibiotic use among ambulatory patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We assessed the prevalence of antibiotic prescriptions among ambulatory patients tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a large public US healthcare system and found a low overall rate of antibiotic prescriptions (6.7%). Only 3.8% of positive severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) tests were associated with an antibiotic prescription within 7 days.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, AGC; Wilber, E; Rebolledo, PA; Sharp, J; Kandiah, S; Graciaa, DS; Kempker, RR

Published Date

  • January 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • e62 -

PubMed ID

  • 35601658

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9119305

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2732-494X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2732-494X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ash.2022.17


  • eng