Open Forum Infectious Diseases
We examined US nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) outpatient antibiotic prescribing. Antibiotics were more frequently prescribed during visits involving NP/PA visits compared with physician-only visits, including overall visits (17% vs 12%, P < .0001) and acute respiratory infection visits (61% vs 54%, P < .001). Antibiotic stewardship interventions should target NPs and PAs.
Sanchez, G., Hersh, A., Shapiro, D., Cawley, J. F., & Hicks, L. (2016). Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing Among United States Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 3 (3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofw168