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Monday, October 5, 2020

Delayed antibiotics

First10EM - By Justin Morgenstern -  October 5, 2020
"Either a patient needs antibiotics or they don’t. If a patient needs antibiotics, a delayed prescription is harmful. If a patient doesn’t need antibiotics, a delayed prescription is harmful. Thus, delayed antibiotics are dumb.
That paragraph could have stood alone as my shortest (and perhaps best) blog post ever. However, the practice of providing patients with a prescription for delayed antibiotics has become so popular, I should probably expand on my thinking a little more. Like anything in medicine, there is likely some grey area to explore..."