Antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections 12 months after communication and CRP training: A randomized trial
Purpose C-reactive-protein (CRP) is useful for diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections (RTIs). A large international trial documented that Internet-based training in CRP point-of-care testing, in enhanced communication skills, or both reduced antibiotic prescribing at 3 months, with risk ratios (RRs) of 0.68, 0.53, 0.38, respectively. We report the longer-term impact in this trial.
Methods A total of 246 general practices in 6 countries were cluster-randomized to usual care...Expand abstract
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