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INTRODUCTION

Antibiotic Use in the Outpatient Setting

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INTRODUCTION

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:

  1. www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013
  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

Authors:
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.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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