To the Editor.—The role of physician
practice in the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria has been highlighted
anew by the recent report of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus.1Shortly thereafter, Dr Gonzales
and colleagues2and Dr Schwartz and colleagues3issued another call for physicians, especially
those in outpatient practice, to modify their prescribing patterns. This focus
on ambulatory settings is ironic, given that the case described (a patient
on long-term ambulatory dialysis who had received multiple courses of vancomycin
for repeated episodes of peritonitis associated with methicillin-resistant S aureus) is hardly a typical office encounter.1
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