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Effect of using an interactive booklet about childhood respiratory tract infections in primary care consultations on reconsulting and antibiotic prescribing: a cluster randomised controlled trial.

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OBJECTIVE: To establish whether an interactive booklet on respiratory tract infections in children reduces reconsultation for the same illness episode, reduces antibiotic use, and affects future consulting intentions, while maintaining parental satisfaction with care. DESIGN: Pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING: 61 general practices in Wales and England. PARTICIPANTS: 558 children (6 months to 14 years) presenting to primary care with an acute respiratory tract infection (7...

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10.1136/bmj.b2885

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Francis, NA More by this author
Butler, CC More by this author
Simpson, S More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
339
Issue:
7717
Pages:
b2885
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:64e249ed-5381-4499-8f68-57ea3d909ac0
Source identifiers:
418182
Local pid:
pubs:418182

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