Antibiotic use for emergency department patients with upper respiratory infections: prescribing practices, patient expectations, and patient satisfaction.

@article{Ong2007AntibioticUF,
  title={Antibiotic use for emergency department patients with upper respiratory infections: prescribing practices, patient expectations, and patient satisfaction.},
  author={Samuel Ong and Janet Y Nakase and Gregory J. Moran and David J Karras and Matthew J. Kuehnert and David A. Talan},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={213-20}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Physicians often prescribe antibiotics to patients even when there is no clear indication for their use. Previous studies examining antibiotic use in acute bronchitis and upper respiratory infections have been conducted in primary care settings. We evaluate the factors that physicians in the emergency department (ED) consider when prescribing antibiotics (eg, patient expectations) and the factors associated with patient satisfaction. METHODS Ten academic EDs enrolled adults… CONTINUE READING

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