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Study finds increase in dermatologic prescriptions for postsurgical antibiotics

Key clinical point: Dermatologists likely can reduce antibiotic use, thereby decreasing antimicrobial resistance.

Major finding: Antibiotic use associated with surgical visits increased by about 70% between 2008 and 2016.

Study details: An analysis of claims for antibiotic prescriptions related to dermatologic surgery.

Disclosures: No study sponsor was reported.