Use of clinical syndromes to target antibiotic prescribing in seriously ill children in malaria endemic area: observational study.

@article{Berkley2005UseOC,
  title={Use of clinical syndromes to target antibiotic prescribing in seriously ill children in malaria endemic area: observational study.},
  author={James Alexander Berkley and Kathryn Maitland and Isaiah Njoroge Mwangi and Caroline Jumwa Ngetsa and Saleem Mwarumba and Brett Lowe and Charles R Newton and Kevin Marsh and J Anthony G Scott and Mike English},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2005},
  volume={330 7498},
  pages={
          995
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine how well antibiotic treatment is targeted by simple clinical syndromes and to what extent drug resistance threatens affordable antibiotics. DESIGN Observational study involving a priori definition of a hierarchy of syndromic indications for antibiotic therapy derived from World Health Organization integrated management of childhood illness and inpatient guidelines and application of these rules to a prospectively collected dataset. SETTING Kilifi District Hospital… CONTINUE READING

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