Prescribers Have Poor Understanding of Penicillin Allergy

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SAN FRANSISCO — Providers of inpatient care who have prescribing authority have a poor understanding of when to consult an allergist about penicillin allergies, according to results from a new survey.
Despite acknowledging the need for allergy consultation in clinical scenarios, only 20% of respondents were able to judge when a patient would need a consultation with an allergist, and 42% did not know that penicillin allergy can resolve over time. Read more..

Ingrid Hein
November 16, 2016