Study: Many long-term care residents take antibiotics for too long

03/19/2013 | CBC.ca (Canada)

Researchers looked at antibiotic use at long-term care facilities in Ontario and found that nearly 78% of 66,901 elderly residents were given a course of antibiotics in 2010 and almost 45% of those prescriptions were to be taken for more than a week. The findings suggest that many elderly residents in long-term care facilities are taking antibiotics longer than necessary. The study appeared online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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