Antibiotic prescription and prevalence rate in the outpatient paediatric population: analysis of surveys published during 2000–2005

@article{Rossignoli2007AntibioticPA,
  title={Antibiotic prescription and prevalence rate in the outpatient paediatric population: analysis of surveys published during 2000–2005},
  author={Alessandra Rossignoli and Antonio Clavenna and Maurizio Bonati},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={63},
  pages={1099-1106}
}
To evaluate antibiotic paediatric consumption data in the community setting using data from studies published between 2000 and 2005 and to compare inter- and intra-country antibiotic prescribing patterns. A literature search was performed in EMBASE and MEDLINE to identify pharmacoepidemiological studies published between 2000 and 2005. Large differences between studies were found, with significant heterogeneity in epidemiological indicators. Only 20 studies reporting comparable drug… CONTINUE READING
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