An illness-focused interactive booklet to optimise management and medication for childhood fever and infections in out-of-hours primary care: study protocol for a cluster randomised trial

@inproceedings{Bont2016AnII,
  title={An illness-focused interactive booklet to optimise management and medication for childhood fever and infections in out-of-hours primary care: study protocol for a cluster randomised trial},
  author={Eefje G. P. M. de Bont and Geert-Jan GJ Dinant and Gijs Elshout and Gijs Th. J. van Well and Nick A Francis and Bjorn Winkens and Jochen W. L. Cals},
  booktitle={Trials},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Fever is the most common reason for a child to be taken to a general practitioner (GP), especially during out-of-hours care. It is mostly caused by self-limiting infections. However, antibiotic prescription rates remain high, especially during out-of-hours care. Anxiety and lack of knowledge among parents, and perceived pressure to prescribe antibiotics amongst GPs, are important determinants of excessive antibiotic prescriptions. An illness-focused interactive booklet has the… CONTINUE READING
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