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Telling the truth about antibiotics: benefits, harms and moral duty in prescribing for children in primary care

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Antimicrobial resistance represents a growing threat to global health, yet antibiotics are frequently prescribed in primary care for acute childhood illness, where there is evidence of very limited clinical effectiveness. Moral philosophy supports the need for doctors to consider wider society, including future patients, when treating present individuals, and it is clearly wrong to waste antibiotics in situations where they are largely clinically ineffective at the expense of future generatio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/jac/dky223

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Trinity
ORCID:
0000-0002-0102-3453
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ORCID:
0000-0003-3787-2083
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Journal website
Volume:
73
Issue:
9
Pages:
2298–2304
Publication date:
2018-06-22
Acceptance date:
2018-05-07
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2091
ISSN:
0305-7453
Pubs id:
pubs:858908
URN:
uri:e3e312b6-5423-4a7c-849d-9651464d723d
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uuid:e3e312b6-5423-4a7c-849d-9651464d723d
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pubs:858908

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