The influence of rapid influenza diagnostic testing on antibiotic prescribing patterns in rural Thailand.

@article{Bhavnani2007TheIO,
  title={The influence of rapid influenza diagnostic testing on antibiotic prescribing patterns in rural Thailand.},
  author={Darlene Bhavnani and Ladarat Phatinawin and Somrak Chantra and Sonja Olsen and James Mark Simmerman},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={355-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Rapid influenza diagnostic testing is potentially a useful means to decrease inappropriate prescription of antibiotics. We studied the impact of access to rapid influenza test results on antibiotic prescribing and other patient management practices for outpatients with influenza-like illness (ILI) in a rural province in Eastern Thailand. METHODS A medical record review was performed for 300 patients of all ages selected from five outpatient departments using a 1:2 ratio of ILI… CONTINUE READING

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