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Alarmingly high rates of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing to older and Black patients, finds US study

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Alarmingly high rates of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing to older and Black patients, finds US study

Almost three-quarters of antibiotics prescriptions to patients aged 65 years or older, and two thirds to Black patients, are inappropriate, according to a study analyzing over 7 billion visits to doctor’s offices, hospital clinics and emergency departments by US adults and children over 7 years.

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