Antibiotics Overused In Prenatal ICUs, Study Suggests

April 21, 2015 7:17 AM

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California health officials analyzed the medical care of more than 52,000 infants in 127 neonatal intensive care units across the state in 2013 and found a wide variation in the amount of antibiotics prescribed in those NICUs, according to a recently published study in the journal Pediatrics.

The results of this study aren’t surprising. We have reams of data showing that antibiotics are overused in multiple other settings, The most striking finding is the degree of variance in the use of antibiotics between facilities.

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