Using Prescription Patterns in Primary Care to Derive New Quality Indicators for Childhood Community Antibiotic Prescribing.

@article{Bie2016UsingPP,
  title={Using Prescription Patterns in Primary Care to Derive New Quality Indicators for Childhood Community Antibiotic Prescribing.},
  author={Sandra de Bie and Florentia Kaguelidou and Katia Verhamme and Maria A. J. de Ridder and Gino Picelli and Sabine M. J. M. Straus and Carlo Giaquinto and Bruno C. Stricker and Julia A Bielicki and Mike Sharland and Miriam C. J. M. Sturkenboom},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 12},
  pages={1317-1323}
}
BACKGROUND To describe patterns of antibiotic outpatient use in 3 European countries, including 2 new pediatric-specific quality indicators (QIs). METHODS A cohort study was conducted, 2001-2010, using electronic primary care records of 2,196,312 children up to 14 (Pedianet, Italy) or 18 years (The Health Improvement Network, United Kingdom; Integrated Primary Care Information database, The Netherlands) contributing 12,079,620 person-years. Prevalence rates of antibiotic prescribing per year… CONTINUE READING

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