Nationally representative data from 2000-2015 demonstrated a rise in the incidence of outpatient visits for skin infections, peaking in 2010-2013, followed by a plateau. While cephalexin was the most frequently prescribed antibiotic at the beginning, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole was most frequently prescribed by the end of the study period.
Keywords: ambulatory; antibiotic prescriptions; incidence; skin and soft tissue infection.
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