Getting the most from antibiotic therapy - Maximizing compliance

Ronald J. DeBellis, Thomas J. Ferro, Daniel A. Rauch, Douglas B. Schwartz, Mindy L. Stimell, Gregory A. Volturo

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Abstract

Regardless of the duration of antibiotic therapy, it is important that patients are meticulously educated and encouraged to comply with the dosing regimen. The negative consequences of noncompliance are far-reaching and can lead not only to poor outcomes, but also to an increased risk of resistance. There is a growing body of evidence that short-course antibiotic therapy offers benefits in terms of outcomes, compliance, and lowered risk of resistance. In appropriate infections and patients, we would encourage physicians and patients to embrace this new treatment paradigm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S12-S14
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume12
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

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