A computerized education module improves patient knowledge and attitudes about appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infections.

@article{Price2011ACE,
  title={A computerized education module improves patient knowledge and attitudes about appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infections.},
  author={Erika Leemann Price and Thomas D. Mackenzie and Joshua Metlay and Carlos Arturo Camargo and Ralph Gonzales},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2011},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={493-8}
}
BACKGROUND Over-use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) increases antimicrobial resistance, treatment costs, and side effects. Patient desire for antibiotics contributes to over-use. OBJECTIVE To explore whether a point-of-care interactive computerized education module increases patient knowledge and decreases desire for antibiotics. METHODS Bilingual (English/Spanish) interactive kiosks were available in 8 emergency departments as part of a multidimensional intervention… CONTINUE READING

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