Study: Antibiotic overuse still the rule for sore throat, bronchitis

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In the article “Study: Antibiotic overuse still the rule for sore throat, bronchitis” is talking about the overuse of antibiotic and increasing the prescription of antibiotic to treat sore throat and acute bronchitis. In addition, the survey that was done, reported that only 10% of sore throat have to be treated by using antibiotic, and 73% of acute bronchitis was treated by antibiotic although that bronchitis do not caused by bacterial infection. In addition, a report found that the only situation that the antibiotic can be used for sore throat is Group A Streptococcus. For the bronchitis study, it found that from 1996 to 2010 the number of adult medical who visited for the bronchitis  is about 3667 and this number increased to be about 3.4 million in 2010. 


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http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/10/study-antibiotic-overuse-still-rule-sore-throat-bronchitis



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