Antibiotics for anthrax: Patient requests and physician prescribing practices during the 2001 New York City attacks
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Practice Patterns, Physicians'
Primary care physicians played an important and heretofore underdocumented role in responding to the 2001 anthrax attacks. Prescription of prophylactic antibiotics for anthrax was uncommon and appears to have been selective among concerned patients. These results highlight the importance of including primary care physicians in community-wide bioterrorism response planning.