FAST, on-the-spot tests for bacterial infections may help reduce excessive antibiotic use in people.
A systematic review published in The Cochrane Library found that when doctors tested for the presence of bacterial infections, they prescribed fewer antibiotics.
Antibiotics treat infections caused by bacteria, but not those caused by viruses. Most patients who visit their doctors with acute respiratory infections are
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