Do Resident Physicians Use Antibiotics Appropriately in Treating Upper Respiratory Infections? A Survey of 11 Programs

Fakih, Mohammad G.; Hilu, Raymond C.; Savoy-Moore, Ruth T.; Saravolatz, Louis D.
September 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p853
Academic Journal
Presents the results of a survey of physicians of primary care programs regarding the management of upper respiratory tract infections and antibiotic resistance. Influence of excess antibiotic use on increase resistance; Degree of knowledge regarding antimicrobial resistance; Willingness to prescribe antibiotics for common viral illnesses.


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