Antibiotic Prescribing Practices During COVID-19

As providers were challenged to care for patients with severe COVID-19 In the first year of the pandemic, antibiotic usage increased. Listen to clinicians talk about this specific challenge and how prescribing practices evolved over time.

Welcome to our series, 1 Big Question, which asks 1 question to the medical community and we get their feedback on an important infectious disease topic.

In this episode, our 1 Big Question is: One of the things that is being reported is that during the first year of the pandemic antibiotics were over prescribed. Do you agree with that assessment and do you think we are seeing a return to normal prescribing practices now?

We interviewed Priya Nori, MD, director, Antibiotic Stewardship, Montefiore Health System, Cornelius (Neil) Clancy, MD, associate professor of Medicine and director of the Mycology Program at the University of Pittsburgh, and Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVP assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy.

Check out our video to hear their insights.