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Evidence-based antibiotic usage

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New recommendation encourages physicians to prescribe _antibacterials_ instead of antibiotics for bacterial infections. This recommendation is based on compelling evidence that the word "antibiotic" confuses almost everyone, including some doctors. The confusion leads to strong patient demands for antibacterials for viral illnesses, and leads to doctors that buckle to such pressure. Readers are encouraged to share this recommendation with relevant physician and public health organizations.
 
 

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