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...Expand abstract
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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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