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Antimicrobial stewardship in community pharmacies: a strep case study

  • At: Buenos Aires (Argentina) (2016)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: DERING-ANDERSON, Allison (University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice, Lincoln, United States)
  • Co-author(s): Allison Mari Dering-Anderson:|Michael E Klepser:Pharmacy Practice,Ferris State University College of Pharmacy,Kalamazoo,United States|Donald G Klepser:Pharmacy Practice,University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy,Omaha,United States
  • Abstract:

    Antibiotics are over prescribed for adults with Group A Strep pharyngitis.  This overprescribing can lead to drug resistance.  A study of community pharmacists, who assessed patient symptoms, calculated a Centor score, conducted a point-of-care rapid diagnostic test, and dispensed appropriate therapy showed that antibiotic dispensing was


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