Fast Five Quiz: Antibiotic Best Practices

Mary L. Windle, PharmD

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September 11, 2019

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing concern. The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed widespread antibiotic resistance among 500,000 people with suspected bacterial infections across 22 countries. In the United States, at least 2 million people acquire an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 individuals die each year.

Strategies to help address these concerns include following best practices for antibiotic use. From a general proposed mantra of "shorter is better" to recommendations specific to certain conditions, optimizing drug selection and duration of treatment is key.

Are you familiar with various best antibiotic practices? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.

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