High Frequency of Systemic Corticosteroid Use for Acute Respiratory Tract Illnesses in Ambulatory Settings

JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jun 1;178(6):852-854. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0103.


This study examines the frequency of steroid use for acute respiratory tract infections in Louisiana and nationally, and factors associated with this clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Observational Study

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Ambulatory Care / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / statistics & numerical data*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / drug therapy*
  • Retrospective Studies


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones