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      Sustained Reductions in Overall and Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing at Primary Care Clinics in a Veterans Affairs Healthcare System Following a Multifaceted Stewardship Intervention.

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          Abstract

          Most antibiotic prescribing is in outpatient settings. However, antibiotic stewardship has focused overwhelmingly on hospitalized patients. In a few studies, behavioral interventions decreased unnecessary outpatient prescribing against acute respiratory infections, but data are conflicting on sustained benefits after intervention discontinuation.

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          Journal
          Clin Infect Dis
          Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
          Oxford University Press (OUP)
          1537-6591
          1058-4838
          Nov 05 2020
          : 71
          : 8
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Infectious Diseases Section, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
          [2 ] Division of Infectious Diseases, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
          [3 ] Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
          Article
          5669960
          10.1093/cid/ciz1180
          31813965
          3dc0f1fe-f15b-4c21-bdd1-802ce9cd2768
          History

          antimicrobial stewardship,primary care,outpatient,peer comparison

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