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Effect of point of care testing for C reactive protein and training in communication skills on antibiotic use in lower respiratory tract infections: cluster randomised trial.

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of general practitioner testing for C reactive protein (disease approach) and receiving training in enhanced communication skills (illness approach) on antibiotic prescribing for lower respiratory tract infection. DESIGN: Pragmatic, 2x2 factorial, cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING: 20 general practices in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: 40 general practitioners from 20 practices recruited 431 patients with lower respiratory tract infection. MAIN OUTC...

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10.1136/bmj.b1374

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Butler, CC More by this author
Hopstaken, RM More by this author
Dinant, GJ More by this author
Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
338
Issue:
7703
Pages:
b1374
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:9c4447c0-7cc6-4bb8-902b-b8b8e636aed3
Source identifiers:
418193
Local pid:
pubs:418193

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