Study Shows Antibiotics Make Sick Kids Better—But only the Right Ones For the Right Duation

October 10, 2014 2:07 AM

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Study Shows Antibiotics Make Sick Kids Better—But only the Right Ones For the Right Duation

A fresh look at some new statistics suggests that children in the hospital routinely get discharged sooner and, more importantly, return less frequently when hospitals improve control over their antibiotic treatments. Obviously, antibiotics can work wonders for anyone suffering with an illness, but overuse has become an issue—and not just with children—which can lead actually lead to patients getting even more sick and coming back to the hospital.

A fresh look at some new statistics suggests that children in the hospital routinely get discharged sooner and, more importantly, return less frequently when hospitals improve control over their antibiotic treatments.

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