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Towards clinical definitions of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) for research and primary care practice in Europe: an international consensus study.

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AIMS: Antibiotic prescriptions for lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) account for a large proportion of antibiotic consumption. Many of these prescriptions do not benefit patients and contribute to antibiotic resistance. Research to improve evidence-based management requires clear definitions of clinical entities. We aimed to generate definitions for common LRTIs that are applicable to clinical practice and low-intensity investigation research settings in European primary care. METHODS...

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10.4104/pcrj.2011.00034

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Journal:
Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group
Volume:
20
Issue:
3
Pages:
299-306
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1475-1534
ISSN:
1471-4418
URN:
uuid:7ee27786-2773-4b57-a023-43f9ac8997d7
Source identifiers:
418169
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pubs:418169

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