Dantuluri KL, Bruce J, Edwards KM, Banerjee R, Griffith H, Howard LM, Grijalva CG. Rurality of Residence and Inappropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Infections Among Young Tennessee Children. Open forum infectious diseases. 2021 Jan;8(8). ofaa587. PMID: 33511228 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC7814393
Antibiotic use is common for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in children, but much of this use is inappropriate. Few studies have examined whether rurality of residence is associated with inappropriate antibiotic use. We examined whether rates of ARI-related inappropriate antibiotic use among children vary by rurality of residence.