05/20/2014 05:09 pm ET Updated May 20, 2014

Way Too Many Doctors Are Prescribing Antibiotics In Error, Study Says

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About 7 in 10 patients who go to a doctor seeking treatment for acute bronchitis winds up leaving their appointment with a prescription for an antibiotic, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. That’s a problem, the study authors say, because the ideal prescription rate should be 0%.

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