TITLE

Reducing antibiotic use for acute bronchitis by giving patients written information

AUTHOR(S)
Farquhar, Donald
PUB. DATE
March 2002
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/19/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 6, p776
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
6380259

 

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