Overtreatment of Outpatient Infections

Recorded On: 11/02/2019

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The speaker will explain that the overuse of antibiotics is common and associated with significant negative impact on patient safety and quality of care, notes that there is an over-diagnosis of the penicillin allergy, and that de-labeling people mistakenly thought to be allergic to penicillin is safe and cost-saving, and will emphasize that conditions that are difficult to 'precisely diagnose', such as respiratory tract symptoms and skin erythema can lead to over-diagnosis and then overtreatment of conditions that can be misinterpreted as having an infectious etiology.  This lecture was recorded on November 02, 2019 at the 2019 ACOI Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions held in Phoenix, AZ.

MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI

Medical Director of Infectious Diseases

Chief Innovation Officer; Access Health Louisiana
Medical Director of Infectious Diseases; Access Health Louisiana

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