AHRQ Grantee Profile: Jeffrey Linder, M.D., M.P.H.
AHRQ’s grantee Jeffrey Linder, M.D., M.P.H., has advanced the practice of antibiotic stewardship.
Dr. Linder, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern University, has examined the prescription rate of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections in a variety of medical settings and tested interventions to help providers better adhere to clinical guidelines.
Dr. Linder’s latest research analyzed more than 500,000 prescriptions from 514 outpatient clinics and found that clinicians prescribed antibiotics without an infection-related diagnosis nearly half of the time, a serious public health concern because it could lead to the further development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and other organisms.
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