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Variations in antibiotic prescribing of acute rhinosinusitis in United States ambulatory settings.

Authors
  • Smith, Stephanie Shintani1
  • Kern, Robert C
  • Chandra, Rakesh K
  • Tan, Bruce K
  • Evans, Charlesnika T
  • 1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Otolaryngology
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
May 2013
Volume
148
Issue
5
Pages
852–859
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0194599813479768
PMID: 23462657
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Antibiotics were prescribed frequently despite recent consensus guidelines that discourage antibiotic use in mild cases. Furthermore, antibiotic prescription was more likely for younger patients and in primary care settings. This highlights the need to promote awareness of practice guidelines.

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