Reducing antibiotic use for acute bronchitis by giving patients written information

Farquhar, Donald
March 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/19/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 6, p776
Academic Journal
Presents a study to observe whether antibiotic use can be reduced among patients with acute lower respiratory tract infection by supplying them with written information about the uncertainty of benefit. Background; Methods; Results; Commentary that the study shows that education intervention can influence the expectations and perceptions of patients and reduce the use of antibiotics; Practice implications.


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