Internal Medicine Resident Perspectives Regarding Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Usage.

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Internal Medicine Resident Perspectives Regarding Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Usage.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017;4(2):ofx060

Authors: Laake AM, Bernabe G, Peterson J, Liappis AP

Abstract
Focus groups held with internal medicine residents discussed their perspectives regarding broad-spectrum antibiotic (BSA) usage. Residents knew of BSA-associated adverse events, but they did not associate such events with increased patient morbidity and mortality, and they were more likely to use BSA in situations with diagnostic uncertainty and sick patients.

PMID: 28534035 [PubMed - in process]