<I know we've all been saying this for years about the "overuse" of
<antibiotics speeding up the development of resistant microbes, and it
<intuitively makes sense, but...
<I was wondering if anyone can point to any actual studies that tried to
<porve and/or quantify it.
This would be tough. Can't, in hind sight, make the call about appropriateness
of antibiotics. Therefore one would need to get the info at the time of
"scripting", without biasing the decision, and without the potential of
assigning blame (alienating the "other" physicians) if the script was
David G. Ward, M.D.
Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center
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