Reducing antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: a systematic review

Talley A Vodicka, Matthew Thompson, Patricia Lucas, Carl Heneghan, Peter S Blair, David I Buckley, Niamh M Redmond, Alastair D Hay

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Abstract

Background Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in children are common and often result in antibiotic prescription despite their typically self-limiting course. Aim To assess the effectiveness of primary care based interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing for children with RTIs. Design and setting Systematic review. Method MEDLINE(®), Embase, CINAHL(®), PsycINFO, and the Cochrane library were searched for randomised, cluster randomised, and non-randomised studies testing educational and/or behavioural interventions to change antibiotic prescribing for children (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-54
Number of pages10
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Volume63
Issue number612
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

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