• Vol. 50 No. 4, 366–368
  • 15 April 2021

Antibiotic stewardship algorithm to rationalise antibiotic use among hospitalised COVID-19 patients


As presentation of COVID-19 may mimic that of bacterial pneumonia, antibiotics are often prescribed. Concerns regarding overuse of antibiotics are now being raised particularly as we learn of the low rates of bacterial and fungal co-infection. To limit unnecessary antimicrobial exposure, we posit an algorithm for antibiotic guidance.

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