Evidence-based prescribing of antibiotics for children: role of socioeconomic status and physician characteristics
- PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there. // Family Practice Management;Jan2004, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p26
Cites several information related to family medicine. Availability of the Patient Cycle Tool for tracking the time that patients spend in a doctor's office; Prescription of a safety-net antibiotic prescription for the treatment of children with uncomplicated acute otitis media.
- Diagnosing streptococcal sore throat in adults. Worrall, Graham; Hutchinson, James; Sherman, Gregory; Griffiths, Joseph // Canadian Family Physician;Apr2007, Vol. 53, p666
OBJECTIVE To determine whether use of clinical decision rules or rapid streptococcal antigen detection tests (alone or in combination) can lower the number of unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics for adults with acute sore throats. DESIGN Four-arm randomized controlled trial. SETTING Family...
- Telephone prescribing of antibiotics. Björnsdóttir, Ingunn; Hansen, Ebba Holme // European Journal of Public Health;Sep2001, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p260
Discusses a study which explored the general practitioners' reasons for prescribing antibiotics by telephone. Methodology; Results; Discussion.
- Clinical judgment and antibiotic use in general practice. Howie, J.G.R. // British Medical Journal;10/30/1976, Vol. 2 Issue 6043, p1061
Examines the components of clinical judgment in relation to antibiotic prescription among general practitioners in the United States. Response of doctors toward prescription; Assessment of the physical and non-physical factors influencing the judgment; Correlation between illness and knowledge...
- Taking the temperature. // Primary Health Care;Dec2015, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p7
A heat map of antibiotic prescriptions per head in England for the year to July 2015 is presented, which reveals General Practitioner (GP) prescription hotspots in deprived areas.
- Five-year low for GP antibiotic prescribing. // Pulse;Dec2015, p16
The article discusses the decreasing general physician prescriptions for antibiotics for the fourth year at a stretch in Great Britain including reports on the fall by Antibiotics Research fall per head from 0.68 to below 0.64 approximately and medical schools and institutions prescribing properly.
- Utilisation and Off-Label Prescriptions of Respiratory Drugs in Children. Schmiedl, Sven; Fischer, Rainald; Ibáñez, Luisa; Fortuny, Joan; Klungel, Olaf H.; Reynolds, Robert; Gerlach, Roman; Tauscher, Martin; Thürmann, Petra; Hasford, Joerg; Rottenkolber, Marietta // PLoS ONE;Sep2014, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p1
Respiratory drugs are widely used in children to treat labeled and non-labeled indications but only some data are available quantifying comprehensively off-label usage. Thus, we aim to analyse drug utilisation and off-label prescribing of respiratory drugs focusing on age- and indication-related...
- Delayed Prescribing--A Sensible Approach to the Management of Acute Otitis Media. Little, Paul // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;9/13/2006, Vol. 296 Issue 10, p1290
The author comments on delaying the prescribing of antibiotics for children with acute otitis media. He relates the potential advantages of delayed prescribing, but cautions that the results of studies into the practice have excluded very sick children. He gives alternatives to delayed...
- Physician Responses to a Community-Level Trial Promoting Judicious Antibiotic Use. Stille, Christopher J.; Rifas-Shiman, Sheryl L.; Kleinman, Ken; Kotch, Jamie B.; Finkelstein, Jonathan A. // Annals of Family Medicine;May/Jun2008, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p206
The article discusses the assessment of physician responses to a community-level trial promoting judicious antibiotic use. It stresses that in multiple communities an intervention in physician offices reached its intended audience in promoting judicious antibiotic prescribing. However, it notes...
- A study of antibiotic prescribing: the experience of Lithuanian and Russian GPs. Jaruseviciene, Lina; Radzeviciene-Jurgute, Ruta; Lazarus, Jeffrey; Jurgutis, Arnoldas; Ovhed, Ingvar; Strandberg, Eva; Bjerrum, Lars // Central European Journal of Medicine;Dec2012, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p790
Background. Globally, general practitioners (GPs) write more than 90% of all antibiotic prescriptions. This study examines the experiences of Lithuanian and Russian GPs in antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory tract infections, including their perceptions of when it is not indicated...