Racial disparities in ear infection treatment may contribute to antibiotic overuse

Black children are less likely to be diagnosed with and less likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics for ear infections than white children are, a new study has found. But the discrepancy in prescribing fewer broad-spectrum antibiotics means black children actually are more likely to receive care that aligns with the recommended guidelines for treating ear infections. The report appears in Pediatrics online on Nov. 17, 2014. —> Read More Here


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