An evidence based approach to reducing antibiotic use in children with acute otitis media: controlled before and after study

@article{Cates1999AnEB,
  title={An evidence based approach to reducing antibiotic use in children with acute otitis media: controlled before and after study},
  author={Christopher J Cates},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1999},
  volume={318},
  pages={715 - 716}
}
  • Christopher J Cates
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • BMJ
  • Two recent reviews questioned the routine use of antibiotics in the initial management of acute otitis media. 1 2 My practice partners and I responded to the reviews by changing our policy, with the aim of reducing such prescribing in children. We measured the change one year after adopting the new policy. From July 1997 my practice partners and I changed our policy on routine prescription of antibiotics in the initial management of acute otitis media in children. In children who were not… CONTINUE READING

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