Diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media: an assessment.

@article{Garbutt2003DiagnosisAT,
  title={Diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media: an assessment.},
  author={Jane M. Garbutt and Donna B. Jeffe and Penelope G. Shackelford},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 1 Pt 1},
  pages={
          143-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) evidence-based guidelines for the judicious use of antimicrobials in children with acute otitis media (AOM). METHODS Compliance with CDC's recommended diagnostic criteria and antimicrobial treatments for management of AOM was assessed by chart review and self-report for 29 community pediatricians in St. Louis, Missouri. For each physician, a simple random sample of AOM visits was selected and reviewed by… CONTINUE READING
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