Guidelines recommend prolonged treatment courses for acute sore throat but shorter courses may be used in practice.
To determine whether antibiotic duration and class predicts adverse outcome of acute sore throat in adults in routine care.
Design and setting
A secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study of 14610 adults presenting with acute sore throat in primary care.
A brief clinical proforma was used t...Expand abstract
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- British Journal of General Practice Journal website
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0960-1643 and 1478-5242
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Symptom response to antibiotic prescribing strategies in acute sore throat in adults: the DESCARTE prospective cohort study in UK general practice.
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