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Antibiotic Use in the Outpatient Setting





Credit Hours: CME 1.25

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and primary care physicians.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the issues related to overuse and misuse of antibiotics in the outpatient setting, in order to reduce/change prescribing patterns.
  • Examine the rational use of antimicrobials in common outpatient conditions such as upper respiratory infections.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  2. Harris AM et al, Ann Intern Med 2016 Mar 164(6):425-34
  3. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2016. Diabetes Care January 2016 Volume 39, Supplement 1

Ryan Bariola, MD — Visiting Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.