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The Urgent Care Association (UCA) is the premier resource for urgent care industry news, information and statistics.

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3 Ways to Limit Over Prescribing Antibiotics in the Urgent Care Setting

Posted By: HealthLeaders Media

Author: Suzanne Flynn/Wednesday, December 19, 2018/Categories: Industry News

Better antibiotic stewardship is needed to decrease inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions in ambulatory care settings, according to CDC researchers.

Antibiotics stewardship at urgent care centers is in the spotlight after the release of a pair of recent studies.

Appropriate prescribing of antibiotics by healthcare providers is essential to help avoid the development of antibiotic-resistant infections, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls one of the most severe public health problems in the country. About 23,000 Americans die annually from an antibiotic-resistant infection, the CDC says.

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