Evaluate if Patients Are Really Allergic to Penicillin
You'll see a bigger push for penicillin allergy testing.
Over 90% of patients who say they're allergic to penicillin, actually aren't. Plus about 80% of those with a severe penicillin allergy will lose their sensitivity 10 years after a reaction.
Identify patients who are good candidates for allergy testing...such as those who report symptoms of an IgE-mediated reaction (hives, angioedema, anaphylaxis, etc) to penicillin.