TITLE

PRIMARY CARE GROUPS ISSUE MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR OTITIS MEDIA

AUTHOR(S)
Kaye, Donald
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/1/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two major physician groups jointly issued guidelines governing the diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) in children. A key feature of the guidelines is the option to observe certain children without using antibacterial agents. The guidelines, which stem from an exhaustive review of evidence-based research, feature a multistep algorithm that clinicians can use to manage a suspected case of AOM. Based on the strength of evidence, each clinical suggestion was rated as no recommendation, option, recommendation or strong recommendation.
ACCESSION #
13058644

 

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