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Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;24(11):2126-2128. doi: 10.3201/eid2411.180762.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Antimicrobial Drug Use, United States, 2014-2015.

Abstract

Using a US nationwide survey, we measured disparities in antimicrobial drug acquisition by race/ethnicity for 2014-2015. White persons reported twice as many antimicrobial drug prescription fills per capita as persons of other race/ethnicities. Characterizing antimicrobial drug use by demographic might improve antimicrobial drug stewardship and help address antimicrobial drug resistance.

KEYWORDS:

USA; United States; antibacterial agents; antimicrobial drug stewardship; antimicrobial drugs; antimicrobial resistance; ethnic groups; healthcare disparities; national survey; pharmacies; population groups; race/ethnicity; racial disparities

PMID:
30334733
PMCID:
PMC6199984
DOI:
10.3201/eid2411.180762
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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