The relation between purulent manifestations and antibiotic treatment of upper respiratory tract infections

@article{Gonzales1999TheRB,
  title={The relation between purulent manifestations and antibiotic treatment of upper respiratory tract infections},
  author={MSPH Dr. Ralph Gonzales and MSPH Paul H. Barrett Jr. and MPH John F. Steiner},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={14},
  pages={151-156}
}
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features of patients diagnosed with upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), and determine which clinical features are associated with antibiotic use. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Three ambulatory care practices at a group-model HMO in the Denver metropolitan area. PATIENTS: Adults (aged 18 years or older) seeking care for acute respiratory illnesses. MEASUREMENTS: Clinical features were documented on standardized encounter forms. Clinician… CONTINUE READING