Antibiotics: why asking doctors to prescribe fewer is futile

The problem lies in the fact that always doctors want to do the best for their patients

An 85-year-old woman with dementia is admitted to hospital with worsening confusion, new urinary incontinence and constipation. These symptoms suggest a urinary tract infection, but the doctor treating her has a dilemma because the symptoms also suggest her dementia may be worsening or she has simple constipation.