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February 23rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP February 23, 2012 @ 12:08 am

ER:Antibiotic and Bronchodilator Prescribing for Acute Bronchitis

Antibiotic and Bronchodilator Prescribing for Acute Bronchitis in the Emergency
Department
Published online: 20 February 2012
Jason C. Kroening-Roche, Arash Soroudi, Edward M. Castillo, Gary M. Vilke
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2011.06.143
Journal of Emergency Medicine

http://www.jem-journal.com/article/S0736-4679%2811%2901400-4/abstract

Antibiotics are over-prescribed in the ED for acute bronchitis, with broad-spectrum antibiotics making up the majority of the antibiotics prescribed. Age50 years and smoking are associated with higher antibiotic prescribing rates.



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