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Trends in Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (ARIs) and Implementation of a Provider-Directed Intervention Within the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System


by Karl Madaras-Kelly, PharmD, MPH
Seminar date: 12/6/2018

Description: Acute Upper Respiratory Tract infections (ARIs) account for the largest component of unnecessary antibiotic treatment in the outpatient setting. Variance in provider practice explains a significant component of inappropriate use, and provider-directed interventions are promising strategies for improving performance. This presentation will describe and outline preliminary findings of a VA-wide provider-directed intervention designed to improve the antibiotic management of ARIs. Intended audience: Researchers and policy experts interested in improving antibiotic use.



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