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.
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