A randomized controlled trial of point-of-care evidence to improve the antibiotic prescribing practices for otitis media in children.

@article{Christakis2001ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of point-of-care evidence to improve the antibiotic prescribing practices for otitis media in children.},
  author={Dimitri Christakis and Frederick J. Zimmerman and Jessica A Wright and Michelle M. Garrison and Frederick P. Rivara and Robert L. Davis},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={107 2},
  pages={E15}
}
CONTEXT Prescribing practices for otitis media are not consistent with current evidence-based recommendations. OBJECTIVE To determine whether point-of-care evidence delivery regarding the use and duration of antibiotics for otitis media decreases the duration of therapy from 10 days and decreases the frequency of prescriptions written. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Primary care pediatric clinic affiliated with university training program. Intervention. A point-of-care… CONTINUE READING

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