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Antibiotics for acute cough: an international observational study of patient adherence in primary care.

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BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to acute antibiotic prescriptions is poorly described and may impact on clinical outcomes, healthcare costs, and interpretation of research. It also results in leftover antibiotics that could be used inappropriately. AIM: To describe adherence to antibiotics prescribed for adults presenting with acute cough in primary care, factors associated with non-adherence, and associated recovery. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective observational cohort study in general practices...

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10.3399/bjgp12x649124

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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
62
Issue:
599
Pages:
e429-e437
Publication date:
2012-06-05
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:1b1a0cfd-0e7c-4b1e-ab29-fd5ab5565b8f
Source identifiers:
418158
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pubs:418158

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