ACP Updates Guidelines on Antibiotic Prescribing

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ACP Updates Guidelines on Antibiotic Prescribing 
Healio | April 5, 2021
Featured Expert: Helen Boucher, MD, Tufts Medical Center
Summary

With evidence suggesting that at least 30% of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. are continued longer than necessary, the American College of Physicians updated their guidelines to suggest shorter courses for common bacterial infections. Helen Boucher, MD, IDSA board member and professor at Tufts Medical Center, offers her perspective on the updates at the end of the article, including a link to the ACP guidance document itself.

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Read the overview of updated guidelines alongside Dr. Boucher's analysis here.

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