• Williams DJ, Edwards KM, Self WH, Zhu Y, Ampofo K, Pavia AT, Hersh AL, Arnold SR, McCullers JA, Hicks LA, Bramley AM, Jain S, Grijalva CG. Antibiotic Choice for Children Hospitalized With Pneumonia and Adherence to National Guidelines. Pediatrics. 2015 Jun 22. PMID: 26101356 [PubMed].


The 2011 national guidelines for the management of childhood community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) recommended narrow-spectrum antibiotics (eg, ampicillin) for most children hospitalized with CAP. We assessed the impact of these guidelines on antibiotic prescribing at 3 children's hospitals.