Physician specialty is associated with adherence to treatment guidelines for acute otitis media in children.

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AIM To identify physician and visit characteristics affecting adherence to guidelines recommending delayed antibiotic therapy for acute otitis media (AOM). METHODS We used physician visit data from an Israeli health maintenance organization to identify children ages 0-15 diagnosed with AOM. We defined early antibiotic treatment as purchase, within 3 days… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/apa.12051

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