Risk Factors for Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae and Antibiotic Prescribing Practices in Outpatient Community-acquired Pneumonia

Academic Emergency Medicine, 05/31/2012

Drug–resistant S. pneumoniae risk factors were present in approximately half of outpatient community–acquired pneumonia cases treated in the acute care setting; however, guideline–concordant antibiotic therapy was infrequent. Strict adherence to current guidelines would substantially increase use of fluoroquinolones or combination therapy.

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