The Antimicrobial Treatment Strategies (MIKSTRA) program: a 5-year follow-up of infection-specific antibiotic use in primary health care and the effect of implementation of treatment guidelines.

@article{Rautakorpi2006TheAT,
  title={The Antimicrobial Treatment Strategies (MIKSTRA) program: a 5-year follow-up of infection-specific antibiotic use in primary health care and the effect of implementation of treatment guidelines.},
  author={U. Rautakorpi and S. Huikko and P. Honkanen and T. Klaukka and M. M{\aa}kel{\aa} and E. Palva and R. Roine and H. Sarkkinen and H. Varonen and P. Huovinen},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 9},
  pages={
          1221-30
        }
}
  • U. Rautakorpi, S. Huikko, +7 authors P. Huovinen
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
BACKGROUND A national 5-year follow-up study of infection-specific antibiotic use in primary care was conducted to see if prescribing practices change after implementing new treatment guidelines. METHODS The data were collected during 1 week of November each year from 1998 to 2002 from 30 health care centers that covered a total population of 819,777 persons and in 2002 from 20 control health care centers that covered a population of 545,098 persons. National guidelines for 6 major infections… Expand
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