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Prognostic factors and clinical outcome in acute lower respiratory tract infections: a prospective study in general practice.

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BACKGROUND: Unrealistic expectations about illness duration are likely to result in reconsultations and associated unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. An evidence-based account of clinical outcomes in patients with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) may help avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions and reconsultations. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify clinical factors that may predict a prolonged clinical course or poor outcome for patients with LRTI and to provide an evidence-base...

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10.1093/fampra/cml023

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Journal:
Family practice
Volume:
23
Issue:
5
Pages:
512-519
Publication date:
2006-10-05
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EISSN:
1460-2229
ISSN:
0263-2136
URN:
uuid:00f528b9-2e7d-4c5f-b3c1-9c5190808677
Source identifiers:
431008
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pubs:431008

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