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We all agree that shortening an antibiotic course (under clinical advice, of course) doesn't lead to resistance? Some infections, like otitis media, are best treated with the full course, despite the patient's apparent improvement. Much more research would be needed (and would probably need to be continually updated) for clinicians to be able to assign 5-, 7-, or 10-day courses with any confidence, but organizing that research is fraught and unlikely to happen any time soon.
Those are my "95 theses."
As a moderator, I'd like to encourage readers to ask questions too. Matt Ziegler is doing a great job, but he can't think of everything (and I certainly can't), so everyone should feel free to post questions -- there aren't any bad ones...