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Delayed antibiotic prescribing strategies for respiratory tract infections in primary care: pragmatic, factorial, randomised controlled study

by jmiller on March 19, 2014

Article concludes:  “Strategies of no prescription or delayed antibiotic prescription result in fewer than 40% of patients using antibiotics, and are associated with less strong beliefs in antibiotics, and similar symptomatic outcomes to immediate prescription.  If clear advice is given to patients, there is probably little to choose between the different strategies of delayed prescription.”  (BMJ, March 6)  Click here to read full text.

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