OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of community prescribing of an antibiotic for acute respiratory infection on the prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in an individual child. STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort study with follow-up at two and 12 weeks. SETTING: General practices in Oxfordshire. PARTICIPANTS: 119 children with acute respiratory tract infection, of whom 71 received a beta lactam antibiotic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Antibiotic resistance was assessed by the geometric mean min...Expand abstract
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Effect of antibiotic prescribing on antibiotic resistance in individual children in primary care: prospective cohort study.
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