TITLE

Impact on antibiotic prescription of rapid antigen detection testing in acute pharyngitis in adults. a randomised clinical trial

AUTHOR(S)
Llor, Carl; Madurell, Jordi; Balagué-Corbella, Montse; Gómez, Mónica; Cots, Josep Maria
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
British Journal of General Practice;May2011, Vol. 61 Issue 586, p335
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a randomized clinical trial which examined the impact of rapid antigen detection testing (RADT) on antibiotic prescription in acute pharyngitis in adults. Findings revealed the greater likelihood of general practitioners (GP) without access to RADT to prescribe antibiotics compared with those who performed RADT. Based on the results, culture in 88 cases was found positive for group A beta haemolytic streptococcus (GABHS), while RADT was positive in 60 cases. Observation showed 226 cases of inappropriate antibiotic prescription.
ACCESSION #
60461079

 

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