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Cost effectiveness of amoxicillin for lower respiratory tract infections in primary care: an economic evaluation accounting for the cost of antimicrobial resistance.

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Background

Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are a major disease burden and are often treated with antibiotics. Typically, studies evaluating the use of antibiotics focus on immediate costs of care, and do not account for the wider implications of antimicrobial resistance.

Aim

This study sought to establish whether antibiotics (principally amoxicillin) are cost effective in patients with LRTIs, and to explore the implications of taking into account costs ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher copy:
10.3399/bjgp16x686533

Authors


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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0002-0102-3453
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Research Foundation, Flanders More from this funder
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Publisher:
Royal College of General Practitioners Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice Journal website
Volume:
66
Issue:
650
Pages:
e633-e639
Publication date:
2016-08-05
Acceptance date:
2016-04-06
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Pubs id:
pubs:646477
URN:
uri:2b9f46ab-ed26-4ded-8a81-7b7f91f38ecf
UUID:
uuid:2b9f46ab-ed26-4ded-8a81-7b7f91f38ecf
Local pid:
pubs:646477

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