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Establishing a baseline of antibiotic use in Massachusetts jails reveals heterogeneity in quantity of prescriptions and duration of therapy

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June 21, 2023

Bart R Szewczyk, Rebecca Tenner, Emily Grussing, Maureen Campion, Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, Tara Bylsma, Shira Doron, Alysse G Wurcel

Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 2023 Jun 21;3(1):e106.
PMID: 37396192 | PMCID: PMC10311689 | DOI: 10.1017/ash.2023.175


Optimizing antibiotic prescribing is a crucial element of the fight against antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic prescribing patterns in jails have not been studied. We established a baseline of antibiotic prescribing between Massachusetts jails. We detected heterogeneity in quantity and duration of antibiotic prescriptions, revealing an opportunity for improved practice.

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37396192/