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New antibiotic prescribing guidance for patients with suspected pneumonia

18/02/2019

NICE and Public Health England have issued guidelines to improve antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

They advise that antibiotics should be given to people with community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia within four hours of establishing a diagnosis. Oral antibiotics should be given first-line if the person can take oral medicines and the severity of their condition does not require intravenous antibiotics. More.....

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