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Prevalence and determinants of antibiotic self-medication among adult patients with respiratory tract infections in the Mboppi Baptist Hospital, Douala, Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

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Antibiotic self-medication in patients with respiratory tract infections (RTI) is increasing globally and has been reported to be one of the prime contributors to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Our study aims to provide data on the prevalence of antibiotic self-medication and identify the factors contributing to self-medication in adult patients with respiratory tract infection in an urban setting in Cameroon. This was cross-sectional study carried out at Mboppi Baptist Hospital, Douala, Cam...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.3390/diseases6020049

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Nerice F, EK More by this author
Ayeah , CM More by this author
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Publisher:
MDPI Publisher's website
Journal:
Diseases Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Pages:
Article: 49
Publication date:
2018-06-08
Acceptance date:
2018-06-07
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EISSN:
2079-9721
Pubs id:
pubs:856839
URN:
uri:9e326ba1-aad8-474e-9bf6-04d796f58e36
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uuid:9e326ba1-aad8-474e-9bf6-04d796f58e36
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pubs:856839

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