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Reducing inappropriate polypharmacy: the process of deprescribing.
Inappropriate polypharmacy, especially in older people, imposes a substantial burden of adverse drug events, ill health, disability, hospitalization, and even death. The single most importantExpand
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Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses: systematic review
Objective To review systematically the evidence of effectiveness of physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. Data sources Cochrane Library, Medline,Expand
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Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in healthy adults and children.
BACKGROUND Planning for outbreaks of influenza is a high priority public health issue for national governments. Neuraminidase inhibitors (NIs) are thought to help reduce the symptoms of influenzaExpand
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Antibiotics for sore throat.
BACKGROUND Sore throat is a very common reason for people to seek medical care. It is a disease that remits spontaneously, that is, 'cure' is not dependent on treatment. Nonetheless primary careExpand
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Meeting in the middle: improving communication in primary health care consultations with people with an intellectual disability
The increased presence and participation in Australian society of people with an intellectual disability provides challenges for the provision of primary health care. General practitioners (GPs)Expand
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Delayed antibiotics for respiratory infections.
BACKGROUND Modest benefits of antibiotics for acute upper respiratory tract infections have to be weighed against common adverse reactions, cost and antibacterial resistance. There has been interestExpand
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Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial of a clinical pharmacy intervention in 52 nursing homes.
AIMS To evaluate whether a year long clinical pharmacy program involving development of professional relationships, nurse education on medication issues, and individualized medication reviews couldExpand
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Antibiotics for acute otitis media in children.
BACKGROUND Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common diseases in early infancy and childhood. Antibiotic use for AOM varies from 56% in the Netherlands to 95% in the USA, Canada andExpand
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Antibiotics for sore throat.
BACKGROUND Sore throat is a common reason for people to present for medical care. Although it remits spontaneously, primary care doctors commonly prescribe antibiotics for it. OBJECTIVES To assessExpand
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General practice research: attitudes and involvement of Queensland general practitioners
Objectives: To determine general practitioners' (GPs') attitudes towards and involvement in general practice research.
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