Directly from the USA: Physicians ID Barriers to ‘No Antibiotic’ Strategy for Pediatric Viral Pneumonia

There are considerable barriers relating to implementation of a “no antibiotic” strategy for mild community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in Pediatrics.

Julia E. Szymczak, Ph.D., from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, and colleagues conducted semistructured interviews to identify barriers to the implementation of a no antibiotic strategy for mild CAP in young children. Respondents included 18 parents of young children diagnosed with mild CAP in the previous three years and 20 clinicians practicing in outpatient settings.

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