Reducing antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: A systematic review

Talley A. Vodicka, Matthew Thompson, Patricia Lucas, Carl Heneghan, Peter S. Blair, David Buckley, Niamh Redmond, Alastair D. Hay

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Abstract

Background Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in children are common and often result in antibiotic prescription despite their typically self-limiting course. Aim To assess the effectiveness of primary care based interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing for children with RTIs. Design and setting Systematic review. Method MEDLINE®, Embase, CINAHL®, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane library were searched for randomised, cluster randomised, and non-randomised studies testing educational and/or behavioural interventions to change antibiotic prescribing for children (

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Volume63
Issue number612
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

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Respiratory Tract Infections
Primary Health Care
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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Prescriptions

Keywords

  • Anti-bacterial agents
  • Children
  • Prescriptions
  • Primary health care
  • Respiratory tract infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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Reducing antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care : A systematic review. / Vodicka, Talley A.; Thompson, Matthew; Lucas, Patricia; Heneghan, Carl; Blair, Peter S.; Buckley, David; Redmond, Niamh; Hay, Alastair D.

In: British Journal of General Practice, Vol. 63, No. 612, 07.2013.

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Vodicka, Talley A. ; Thompson, Matthew ; Lucas, Patricia ; Heneghan, Carl ; Blair, Peter S. ; Buckley, David ; Redmond, Niamh ; Hay, Alastair D. / Reducing antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care : A systematic review. In: British Journal of General Practice. 2013 ; Vol. 63, No. 612.
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