Interventions to Influence Consulting and Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@inproceedings{Andrews2012InterventionsTI,
  title={Interventions to Influence Consulting and Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Talley Andrews and Matthew Thompson and David I. Buckley and Carl Heneghan and Richard A. Deyo and Niamh M. Redmond and Patricia Jane Lucas and Peter S. Blair and Alastair D. Hay},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are common in children and generally self-limiting, yet often result in consultations to primary care. Frequent consultations divert resources from care for potentially more serious conditions and increase the opportunity for antibiotic overuse. Overuse of antibiotics is associated with adverse effects and antimicrobial resistance, and has been shown to influence how patients seek care in ensuing illness episodes. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS… CONTINUE READING
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