Giving intravenous therapy to children at home is costly, lowers parents' quality of life

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:10 in Health & Medicine

When treating patients, doctors sometimes overlook how their decisions impact a world they never see: a patient's home life. In the case of some serious infections in children, oral antimicrobial drugs are just as good at treating these ailments at home as the standard, intravenous medications. But according to new research, by-mouth medications excel in the important measure of preserving parents' quality of life.

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