A Call for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Patients with COVID-19: A Nationwide Cohort Study in Korea.

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A Call for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Patients with COVID-19: A Nationwide Cohort Study in Korea.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2020 Oct 30;:

Authors: Shin DH, Kang M, Song KH, Jung J, Kim ES, Kim HB

Abstract
Of 6,871 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Korea, 35.21% were prescribed antibiotics, and 22.16% received antibiotics against either methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa. There is an urgent need for antimicrobial stewardship for COVID-19 to prevent the collateral damage associated with antibiotic overuse.

PMID: 33137513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]