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Antibiotic Prescribing for Adults With Acute Bronchitis in the United States, 1996-2010

Michael L. Barnett, MD1; Jeffrey A. Linder, MD, MPH1
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1Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2014;311(19):2020-2022. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.286141.
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Acute bronchitis is a cough-predominant acute respiratory illness of less than 3 weeks’ duration. For more than 40 years, trials have shown that antibiotics are not effective for acute bronchitis.1 Despite this, between 1980 and 1999, the rate of antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis was between 60% and 80% in the United States.2 During the past 15 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has led efforts to decrease antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis.3,4 Since 2005, a Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measure has stated that the antibiotic prescribing rate for acute bronchitis should be zero.5

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Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Bronchitis in the United States by Site of Care, 1996-2010

For trends across periods, P = .06 for primary care and P = .03 for emergency department. Linear trends across time were assessed using survey-weighted logistic regression by estimating the P value of the coefficient for year as an explanatory variable for the outcome of antibiotic prescription. Error bars indicate 95% confidence intervals.

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