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November 04, 2019

Inside Stanford Medicine | Use of Antibiotics in Newborns Varies Among California Hospitals, Study Finds

Researchers at the School of Medicine and their collaborators found that some hospitals in the state rarely administer antibiotics to newborns, while others give antibiotics to nearly half of the newborns in their care.

The rate at which California’s newborns receive antibiotics varies dramatically depending on the hospital, a study led by researchers at the School of Medicine has found:  percentages were as low as 1/6 and as high as 42.5.

Read More about this and other articles in the latest edition of Inside Stanford Medicine