The effect of parental expectations on treatment of children with a cough: a report from ASPN.

@article{Vinson1993TheEO,
  title={The effect of parental expectations on treatment of children with a cough: a report from ASPN.},
  author={Daniel C. Vinson and Lanna J Lutz},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={1993},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={23-7}
}
BACKGROUND A previous retrospective study of children with cough raised questions about how physicians diagnose acute bronchitis. We hypothesized that if the physician perceives a parental expectation that an antibiotic is needed, it is more likely that a child with a cough will be diagnosed as having bronchitis and treated with an antibiotic. METHODS Data were collected prospectively in 44 primary care practices in the Ambulatory Sentinel Practice Network. Variables examined included… CONTINUE READING

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