How is empiric antibiotic therapy selected for outpatient treatment of bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Antibiotic choices in the outpatient setting should be driven by the presence of patient risk factors, including recent exposure to antibiotics, comorbidities, and local trends in antibiotic resistance.


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