Trends in number of consultations and antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract infections between 1999 and 2005 in primary healthcare in Kalmar County, Southern Sweden.

@article{Neumark2009TrendsIN,
  title={Trends in number of consultations and antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract infections between 1999 and 2005 in primary healthcare in Kalmar County, Southern Sweden.},
  author={Thomas Neumark and Lars H. Brudin and Sven Engstrom and Sigvard Molstad},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of primary health care},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={18-24}
}
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND. Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) comprise the most common indication for consulting a general practitioner and obtaining an antibiotic prescription. OBJECTIVE To study changes in the number of visits, diagnoses, and antibiotic prescriptions for RTI in primary healthcare during the period 1999-2005. DESIGN A retrospective, descriptive, population-based study of electronic patient records. Setting. County of Kalmar in southeastern Sweden. PATIENTS Patients visiting… CONTINUE READING

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