Trends in Antibiotic Use in United States Hospitals During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jun 3;8(6):ofab236. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofab236. eCollection 2021 Jun.


We described antibiotic use among inpatients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Most COVID-19 inpatients received antibiotic therapy. We also described hospital-wide antibiotic use during 2020 compared with 2019, stratified by hospital COVID-19 burden. Although total antibiotic use decreased between years, certain antibiotic use increased with higher COVID-19 burden.

PMID:34226869 | PMC:PMC8244661 | DOI:10.1093/ofid/ofab236