Reducing antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: a systematic review.

@article{Vodicka2013ReducingAP,
  title={Reducing antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: a systematic review.},
  author={Talley A Vodicka and Matthew Thompson and Patricia Jane Lucas and Carl Heneghan and Peter S. Blair and David I. Buckley and Niamh M. Redmond and Alastair D. Hay},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2013},
  volume={63 612},
  pages={e445-54}
}
BACKGROUND Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in children are common and often result in antibiotic prescription despite their typically self-limiting course. AIM To assess the effectiveness of primary care based interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing for children with RTIs. DESIGN AND SETTING Systematic review. METHOD MEDLINE(®), Embase, CINAHL(®), PsycINFO, and the Cochrane library were searched for randomised, cluster randomised, and non-randomised studies testing educational… CONTINUE READING