As many know, I am

As many know, I am a bit of a fanatic on the issue of antibiotic overuse. One of the residents in our program recently referred to me as the "antibiotic nihilist." Patient expectations play a significant role in physicians' decisionmaking regarding antibiotic prescribing choices. This month's Pediatrics has another compelling article that provides a sobering picture of what many of us continue to worry about: despite mounting evidence that antibiotic prescribing needs to be done more judiciously, most physicians continue to overuse these medications.