Combating Resistance: Getting Smart About Antibiotics

2/13/2015 12:00 AM

Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Lauri Hicks discuss the problem of excessive and inappropriate antibiotic use and explore the actions providers, patients and public health professionals can take to promote better antibiotic use. Providers must ask themselves: Does this patient have a bacterial infection? What are the harms vs. benefits? Is this the right medication, at the right dose, for the right duration?