Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Hospitalized Children for Noninfectious Indications.
Year of Publication
2019 Jul 31
<p>In this point-prevalence study of 32 US children's hospitals, we determined that 1.7% of hospitalized children received at least 1 antimicrobial agent for a non-infection-related reason; macrolides were used most commonly. Antimicrobial stewardship efforts to understand and affect use for these reasons is an unmet need; additional research considering the individual and societal effects of these antimicrobial-prescribing practices should be undertaken.</p>
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc