Antibiotic prescription strategies for acute sore throat: a prospective observational cohort study.
BACKGROUND: Data from trials suggest that antibiotics reduce the risk of complications of sore throat by at least 50%, but few trials for complications have been done in modern settings, and datasets of delayed antibiotic prescription are underpowered. Observational evidence is important in view of poor compliance with antibiotic treatment outside trials, but no prospective observational cohort studies have been done to date. METHODS: We generated a large prospective cohort from the DESCARTE ...Expand abstract
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