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Antibiotic prescribing for adults with acute cough/lower respiratory tract infection: congruence with guidelines.

Abstract:

European guidelines for treating acute cough/lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) aim to reduce nonevidence-based variation in prescribing, and better target and increase the use of first-line antibiotics. However, their application in primary care is unknown. We explored congruence of both antibiotic prescribing and antibiotic choice with European Respiratory Society (ERS)/European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) guidelines for managing LRTI. The present...

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Publisher copy:
10.1183/09031936.00145810

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Butler, CC More by this author
Verheij, T More by this author
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Journal:
The European respiratory journal
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
112-118
Publication date:
2011-07-05
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EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:5e5ee6ae-6507-48c7-83ed-66abfc9878e9
Source identifiers:
418173
Local pid:
pubs:418173

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