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Are sore throat patients who hope for antibiotics actually asking for pain relief?

Abstract:

PURPOSE: Antibiotics are still overprescribed for self-limiting upper respiratory tract infections such as acute sore throat, and physicians mention patient's desire for antibiotics as a driving force. We studied patients' concerns when visiting their family physician for acute sore throat, more specifically the importance they attach to antibiotic treatment and pain relief. METHODS: Family physicians in 6 peer groups in Belgium participated in an observational postvisit questionnaire survey...

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Publisher copy:
10.1370/afm.609

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van Driel, ML More by this author
De Sutter, A More by this author
Deveugele, M More by this author
Peersman, W More by this author
Butler, CC More by this author
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Volume:
4
Issue:
6
Pages:
494-499
Publication date:
2006
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EISSN:
1544-1717
ISSN:
1544-1709
URN:
uuid:a101ef00-56de-4f01-bb39-3290f9cb11b6
Source identifiers:
431007
Local pid:
pubs:431007

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