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Volume 38, Issue 3
Publication date: September 1, 2017
Expiration date: September 1, 2020

Communication and Outpatient Antibiotic Use
Jason G. Newland, MD, MEd (Moderator)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine; Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH
Professor and Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine, University of Washington; Director, Health Services & Quality of Care Research Fellowship; UW Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington

Julia E. Szymczak, PhD
Medical Sociologist and Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Characterize the volume of antibiotic use occurring in children cared for in the outpatient setting.
2. Describe the clinical impact of inappropriate antibiotic use on children.
3. Recognize the impact perceived parental expectation has on antibiotic prescribing.
4. Identify important communication techniques that can help improve the use of antibiotics.
5. List the outpatient antibiotic stewardship strategies that have been effective in improving antibiotic use.


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