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Point-of-care C-reactive protein testing to reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics for non-severe acute respiratory infections in Vietnamese primary health care: a randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Inappropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infections is common in primary health care, but distinguishing serious from self-limiting infections is difficult, particularly in low-resource settings. We assessed whether C-reactive protein point-of-care testing can safely reduce antibiotic use in patients with non-severe acute respiratory tract infections in Vietnam. METHOD: We did a multicentre open-label randomised controlled trial in ten primary health-care centres i...

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10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30142-5

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Lancet Glob Health
Publication date:
2016-08-02
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2214-109X
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pubs:638346
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uri:28936224-93a1-49a0-9e93-eaa7e7f007c8
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28936224-93a1-49a0-9e93-eaa7e7f007c8
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