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Child Care Center Exclusion Policies and Directors’ Opinions on the Use of Antibiotics

Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha , DrPH, MPH, Leanne B. Gasink , MD, MSCE, Allen Kunselman , MA, Kimberly Warren , MPH and Ebbing Lautenbach , MD, MPH, MSCE
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 31, No. 4 (April 2010), pp. 408-411
DOI: 10.1086/651305
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/651305
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Abstract

We studied exclusion policies and child care center directors’ opinions regarding antibiotic use for childhood illnesses. Among 135 respondents, 96.9% reported that they had written policies on exclusion of children for acute illnesses. Although 52.4% of respondents agreed that children are prescribed antibiotics unnecessarily, 89.1% believed that parents pressure physicians to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics.

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