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Antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections 12 months after communication and CRP training: A randomized trial

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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...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1370/afm.2356

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4470-1151
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Publisher:
Annals of Family Medicine Publisher's website
Journal:
Annals of Family Medicine Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
125-132
Publication date:
2019-03-01
Acceptance date:
2018-12-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1544-1717
ISSN:
1544-1709
Pubs id:
pubs:959453
URN:
uri:b50067ca-81a9-48bf-926a-076cce0e455e
UUID:
uuid:b50067ca-81a9-48bf-926a-076cce0e455e
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pubs:959453

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