Child care center exclusion policies and directors' opinions on the use of antibiotics

Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha, Leanne B. Gasink, Allen Kunselman, Kimberly Warren, Ebbing Lautenbach

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Abstract

We studied exclusion policies and child care center directors' opinions regarding antibiotic use for childhood illnesses. Among 135 respondents, 96.9% reported that they had written policies on exclusion of children for acute illnesses. Although 52.4% of respondents agreed that children are prescribed antibiotics unnecessarily, 89.1% believed that parents pressure physicians to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-411
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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