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Variation in antibiotic prescribing and its impact on recovery in patients with acute cough in primary care: prospective study in 13 countries.

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OBJECTIVE: To describe variation in antibiotic prescribing for acute cough in contrasting European settings and the impact on recovery. DESIGN: Cross sectional observational study with clinicians from 14 primary care research networks in 13 European countries who recorded symptoms on presentation and management. Patients followed up for 28 days with patient diaries. SETTING: Primary care. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with a new or worsening cough or clinical presentation suggestive of lower respirat...

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10.1136/bmj.b2242

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Butler, CC More by this author
Verheij, T More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
338
Issue:
7710
Pages:
b2242
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:701fd36b-0fea-4b3f-93fc-63c09632e47c
Source identifiers:
418183
Local pid:
pubs:418183

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