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Antibiotic prescribing for discoloured sputum in acute cough/lower respiratory tract infection.

Abstract:

We investigated whether discoloured sputum and feeling unwell were associated with antibiotic prescription and benefit from antibiotic treatment for acute cough/lower respiratory tract infection (LTRI) in a prospective study of 3,402 adults in 13 countries. A two-level model investigated the association between producing discoloured sputum or feeling generally unwell and an antibiotic prescription. A three-level model investigated the association between an antibiotic prescription and symptom...

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Publisher copy:
10.1183/09031936.00133910

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Butler, CC More by this author
Schaberg, T More by this author
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Journal:
The European respiratory journal
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
119-125
Publication date:
2011-07-05
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EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:bfdb7ce8-0889-48b8-9191-65b7d646b651
Source identifiers:
418170
Local pid:
pubs:418170

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