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Effect of antibiotic prescribing on antibiotic resistance in individual children in primary care: prospective cohort study.

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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...

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10.1136/bmj.39274.647465.BE

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Primary Care Health Sciences
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University of Oxford
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NDM
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NDM Experimental Medicine
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BMJ Group Publisher's website
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BMJ (Clinical research ed.) Journal website
Volume:
335
Issue:
7617
Pages:
429
Publication date:
2007-09-01
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1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
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92683

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