Ten common misconceptions about antibiotic use in the hospital

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J Hosp Med. 2023 Oct 9. doi: 10.1002/jhm.13220. Online ahead of print.


Antimicrobials are one of the most administered medications in hospitals. Thoughtful and rational antibiotic prescribing by clinicians are important in reducing the adverse effects to both the host that takes the antibiotic and also the individuals in the host's community. Principles informing antibiotic prescribing in the hospital are commonly rooted in misconceptions. We review 10 common myths associated with antibacterial usage in hospitalized patients and share contemporary evidence in hopes of enhancing evidence-informed practice in this patient care setting.

PMID:37812004 | DOI:10.1002/jhm.13220

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