Sustained Reduction in Urgent Care Antibiotic Prescribing During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: An Academic Medical Center's Experience. Open forum infectious diseases Ha, D., Ong'uti, S., Chang, A., Mui, E., Nelligan, I., Betts, B., Lentz, C., Alegria, W., Fox, E., Meng, L., Stenehjem, E., Hersh, A. L., Deresinski, S., Artandi, M., Holubar, M. 1800; 9 (2): ofab662


We compared antibiotic prescribing before and during the -coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic at 2 academic urgent care clinics and found a sustained decrease in prescribing driven by respiratory encounters and despite transitioning to telemedicine. Antibiotics were rarely prescribed during encounters for COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms. COVID-19 revealed opportunities for outpatient stewardship programs.

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