Are Patient Views about Antibiotics Related to Clinician Perceptions, Management and Outcome? A Multi-Country Study in Outpatients with Acute Cough

@inproceedings{Coenen2013ArePV,
  title={Are Patient Views about Antibiotics Related to Clinician Perceptions, Management and Outcome? A Multi-Country Study in Outpatients with Acute Cough},
  author={S. A. M. Coenen and Nick A Francis and Mark F Kelly and Kerenza Hood and Jacqui Nuttall and Paul Little and Theo J. M. Verheij and Hasse Melbye and Herman Goossens and Christopher C Butler},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Outpatients with acute cough who expect, hope for or ask for antibiotics may be more unwell, benefit more from antibiotic treatment, and be more satisfied with care when they are prescribed antibiotics. Clinicians may not accurately identify those patients. OBJECTIVE To explore whether patient views (expecting, hoping for or asking for antibiotics) are associated with illness presentation and resolution, whether patient views are accurately perceived by clinicians, and the… CONTINUE READING
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