December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii25
Academic Journal
This article presents various studies related to infections in lungs. Collection of microbiological data in clinical practice, particularly convalescent sera, is more rigorous as part of a research study. This impacts on microbiological diagnosis. Newer tests may help in speed of diagnosis, but not in yield. Community prescribing of oral antibiotics in England and Wales has fallen by around 24% since the mid 1990s, at least in part in response to government initiatives to reduce microbial resistance.


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