Aussie kids getting too many antibiotics in hospital: study

More than a third of antibiotic scripts for Australian paediatric inpatients are “inappropriate”, according to the results of a one-day survey at eight children’s hospitals.

The results, published online by the MJA, show the rate of prescribing is considerably higher than in Europe.

Of the 1,373 children surveyed, 46% were prescribed at least one

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