Antibiotics for anthrax: Patient requests and physician prescribing practices during the 2001 New York City attacks Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anthrax
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • October 11, 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinte.164.18.2012

PubMed ID

  • 15477436

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2012

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 164

number

  • 18