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Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing is thought have us set on a course towards incurable super-infection. What do you see as some of our biggest challenges in reversing the trend over-prescribing? How might we educate our patients on the subject? Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is prominent in the medical field, mostly in the primary care setting. This is due to providers signing prescriptions before confirmed test results, patients pressuring the provider for a prescription, patients self-diagnosing and ordering antibiotics online, and patients using leftover antibiotics that were prescribed from a prior encounter (CIDRAP, 2019). This lack of education by patients and patients’ impatience pressuring providers are some barriers but just working in the medical field, barriers such as using broad spectrum antibiotics are used instead of specific ones or due to lack of experience as a provider. Such practices can lead to antibiotic resistance, increase the severity and/or length of
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  • kristi Maynard

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