Appropriateness of Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Sinusitis in Primary Care: A Cross-sectional Study

Katie N. Truitt, Tiffany Brown, Ji Young Lee, Jeffrey A. Linder*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The proportion of sinusitis visits that meet antibiotic prescribing criteria is unknown. Of 425 randomly selected sinusitis visits, 50% (214) met antibiotic prescribing criteria. There was no significant difference in antibiotic prescribing at visits that did (205/214 [96%]) and did not (193/211 [92%]; P=.07) meet antibiotic prescribing criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-314
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2021

Keywords

  • antibacterial agents
  • clinical decision-making
  • primary health care
  • respiratory tract infections
  • sinusitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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