Many primary care providers today are ‘talked into’ prescribing antibiotics when they are unnecessary simply to save patient satisfaction rates and reimbursement. You are the primary care provider for a patient with the rhinovirus. The patient has asked for an antibiotic to treat his or her symptoms and is not happy with your response. How would you explain the seriousness of unnecessary antibiotics to this patient, while attempting to preserve patient satisfaction? Locate at least one scholarly website or video that discusses antibiotic misuse.
Your initial posting should be 200 to 300 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook.