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Is an observation period necessary after intravenous antibiotics are changed to oral administration?

      After a change is made from intravenous to oral antibiotics, patients are frequently observed in the hospital for 24 hours before discharge (
      • Farber B.F
      • Cooper D.J
      Observing patients after antibiotics are discontinued.
      ). This practice arises from concerns about intolerance to the oral antibiotic therapy, side effects, or worsening of the infection upon oral therapy.
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