Rational use of antibiotics for the management of children's respiratory tract infections in the ambulatory setting: an evidence-based consensus by the Italian Society of Preventive and Social Pediatrics.

@article{Chiappini2014RationalUO,
  title={Rational use of antibiotics for the management of children's respiratory tract infections in the ambulatory setting: an evidence-based consensus by the Italian Society of Preventive and Social Pediatrics.},
  author={Elena Chiappini and Rachele Mazzantini and Eugenia Bruzzese and Annalisa Capuano and Maria Rosaria Colombo and Claudio Cricelli and Giuseppe Di Mauro and Susanna Esposito and Filippo Festini and Alfredo Guarino and Vito Leonardo Miniello and Nicola Principi and P. Marchisio and Concetta Rafaniello and Francesco Rossi and Liberata Sportiello and Francesco Tancredi and Elisabetta Venturini and L Galli and Maurizio de Martino},
  journal={Paediatric respiratory reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={231-6}
}
BACKGROUND Several guidelines for the management of respiratory tract infections in children are available in Italy, as well as in other European countries and the United States of America. However, poor adherence to guidelines and the sustained inappropriate use of antibiotics have been reported. In the outpatient setting, almost half of antibiotics are prescribed for the treatment of common respiratory tract infections. In Italy the antibiotic prescription rate is significantly higher than in… CONTINUE READING
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