US Emergency Department Visits for Adverse Drug Events From Antibiotics in Children, 2011–2015

August 23, 2018

Maribeth C Lovegrove,  Andrew I Geller,  Katherine E Fleming-Dutra, Nadine Shehab,  Mathew R P Sapiano,  Daniel S Budnitz  |  Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, piy066,   Published: 23 August 2018

Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed medications for children; however, at least one-third of pediatric antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary. National data on short-term antibiotic-related harms could inform efforts to reduce overprescribing and to supplement interventions that focus on the long-term benefits of reducing antibiotic resistance.  Read more