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Broad-spectrum Antibiotics to Treat Bacterial Infections Promote Antibiotic Resistance,

by Medindia Content Team on October 13, 2007 at 7:17 PM
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Broad-spectrum Antibiotics to Treat Bacterial Infections Promote Antibiotic Resistance,

Antibiotics when used to treat bacterial infections promote antibiotic resistance, increase the likelihood of preventable drug-related adverse events and increase the use and cost of health care services.

In this retrospective cohort study that included 852 primary care physicians in Quebec, Genevieve Cadieux MSc and colleagues found that international medical graduates, physicians with high practice volumes and those who were in practice longer were more likely to prescribe antibiotics inappropriately.

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