LEGAL QUESTION: Antibiotics “optional”?

July 2006 
Volume 36  Number 7
Pages 28 - 29
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While checking a patient's medication administration record yesterday, I discovered that she hadn't received antibiotics despite being admitted 2 days earlier with a bacterial infection. When I alerted her primary care provider, he insisted that he'd ordered antibiotics and told me to look at her chart again.

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