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Development of a prediction tool for patients presenting with acute cough in primary care: a prognostic study spanning six European countries

Abstract:

Background Accurate prediction of the course of an acute cough episode could curb antibiotic overprescribing, but is still a major challenge in primary care.

Aim The authors set out to develop a new prediction rule for poor outcome (re-consultation with new or worsened symptoms, or hospital admission) in adults presenting to primary care with acute cough.

Design and setting Data were collected from 2604 adults presenting to p...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3399/bjgp18x695789

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Publisher:
Royal College of General Practitioners Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
670
Pages:
e342-e350
Publication date:
2018-04-26
Acceptance date:
2018-01-02
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Pmid:
29632005
Source identifiers:
835383
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:835383
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uuid:fbc85bdf-e8e1-4a09-9a9c-a54ec060651f
Local pid:
pubs:835383
Deposit date:
2018-04-16

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