Rapid Respiratory Viral Testing & Antibiotic Use in Children’s Hospital
The overuse of antibiotics in the paediatric setting is still excessive, despite researchers practically screaming in the medical journals to curb use. It always concerns me that these articles appear in paediatric journals and yet the paediatricians never seem to get the message. What exactly are they reading if they’re NOT reading their own speciality’s journals?? Scares me just a little… Anyway, anything that can be used to lower antibiotic use is a good thing. Most researchers worry about antibiotic resistance. I am much more concerned about the long term damage that destruction of the normal flora causes.