Upper respiratory tract infections in general practice: diagnosis, antibiotic prescribing, duration of symptoms and use of diagnostic tests.

@article{Andr2002UpperRT,
  title={Upper respiratory tract infections in general practice: diagnosis, antibiotic prescribing, duration of symptoms and use of diagnostic tests.},
  author={Malin Andr{\'e} and Inga Odenholt and Ake Schwan and Inge Axelsson and Margareta K Eriksson and Mikael Hoffman and Sigvard M{\"o}lstad and Arne Runehagen and Cecilia St{\aa}lsby Lundborg and Rolf A. Wahlstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={880-6}
}
A diagnosis/antibiotic prescribing study was performed in 5 counties in Sweden for 1 week in November 2000. As part of this study, the characteristics and clinical management of patients with upper respiratory tract infections (n = 2899) in primary care were analyzed. Almost half of the patients were aged < 15 y and one-fifth of the patients consulted out of hours. Of all patients seeking primary care for upper respiratory tract infections, 56.0% were prescribed an antibiotic. Almost all… CONTINUE READING
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