Study questions rate of antibiotic treatment in hospice

07/15/2014 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Antibiotic use is common for hospice patients despite a lack of evidence for its benefits, according to a study in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Researchers in Oregon found that about 1 in 5 patients discharged to hospice are given antibiotics, but antibiotics may not work near the end of life, lead investigator Jon Furuno said.

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