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Fluoroquinolone utilization in the emergency departments of academic medical centers: prevalence of, and risk factors for, inappropriate use.

Authors
  • Lautenbach, Ebbing
  • Larosa, Lori A
  • Kasbekar, Nishaminy
  • Peng, Helen P
  • Maniglia, Richard J
  • Fishman, Neil O
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Internal Medicine
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Mar 10, 2003
Volume
163
Issue
5
Pages
601–605
Identifiers
PMID: 12622607
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Inappropriate FQ use in EDs is extremely common. Efforts to limit emergence of FQ resistance must address the high level of inappropriate FQ use in EDs. Future studies should evaluate the impact of interventions designed to reduce inappropriate FQ use in this setting.

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