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The Impact of Disease Overestimation and Anchoring Bias in Antimicrobial Prescribing Behavior

November 18, 2021

Accuracy in diagnosis is critical for treating infectious diseases. In honor of U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 18-24, 2021), this Therapeutic Thursday podcast episode features an expert from the CDC and a physician and epidemiologist from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Our guests discuss diagnostic and antibiotic stewardship and how disease overestimation during diagnosis impacts antimicrobial prescribing behaviors. 

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.