Primary care needs its own antibiograms, researchers say

04/23/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Antibiograms that help physicians choose the best antimicrobial drugs for hospital patients should be developed for outpatient primary care settings, according to a report in Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University found significant differences in antimicrobial susceptibility for some bacterial pathogens between inpatient and outpatient groups and said primary care–specific antibiograms "may be a relatively important tool for enhancing prescribers' ability to prudently select empiric antimicrobial therapy."

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