Diagnostic Tools in Respiratory Tract Infections: Use and Comparison with Finnish Guidelines

@article{Honkanen2002DiagnosticTI,
  title={Diagnostic Tools in Respiratory Tract Infections: Use and Comparison with Finnish Guidelines},
  author={P. Honkanen and U. Rautakorpi and P. Huovinen and T. Klaukka and E. Palva and R. Roine and H. Sarkkinen and H. Varonen and M. M{\"a}kel{\"a} and The Mikstra Collaborative Study Group},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={34},
  pages={827 - 830}
}
The objectives of this prospective epidemiological study were to describe the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory tract infections by Finnish general practitioners and to compare current practice with national evidence-based guidelines. All patients (n = 4386) seeking primary care for a respiratory tract infection for the first time in 30 health centres during 1 week in November 1998 participated in the study. The main outcome measures were the amounts and types of diagnostic tests used and… Expand
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