The use of antibiotics for viral upper respiratory tract infections: an analysis of nurse practitioner and physician prescribing practices in ambulatory care, 1997-2001.

@article{Ladd2005TheUO,
  title={The use of antibiotics for viral upper respiratory tract infections: an analysis of nurse practitioner and physician prescribing practices in ambulatory care, 1997-2001.},
  author={Elissa Ladd},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={
          416-24
        }
}
  • Elissa Ladd
  • Published 2005 in
    Journal of the American Academy of Nurse…
PURPOSE There are extensive data that describe the prescriptive behaviors of physicians (MDs) for upper respiratory tract infections; however, there is a paucity of data on the antibiotic-prescribing patterns of nurse practitioners (NPs). The purpose of this study was to describe and predict factors that are associated with antibiotic prescribing by NPs and MDs for viral upper respiratory infections in the ambulatory setting. DATA SOURCES The study utilized a cross-sectional retrospective… CONTINUE READING
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