• Zhao SR, Griffin MR, Patterson BL, Mace RL, Wyatt D, Zhu Y, Talbot HK. Risk Factors for Outpatient Use of Antibiotics in Children with Acute Respiratory Illnesses. Southern medical journal. 2017 Mar;110(3). 172-180. PMID: 28257541 [PubMed]. PMCID: PMC5338648. NIHMSID: NIHMS843550.


Antibiotics for acute respiratory illness (ARI) constitute most pediatric medication use and contribute to the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. We investigated antibiotic prescription risk factors for ARI in pediatric clinics and clinical follow-up in individuals prescribed and not prescribed antibiotics.