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Patients treated in urgent care centers were more likely to be prescribed antibiotics for antibiotic-inappropriate respiratory diagnoses, according to new research. The retrospective cohort study—from CDC’s Danielle L. Palms, MPH, and others—examined antibiotic prescribing among urgent care centers, retail clinics, emergency departments (EDs), and medical offices. Using data from the 2014 Truven Health MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database, the researchers looked at outpatient claims with facility codes for urgent care center, retail clinic, hospital-based ED, or medical office.