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Publication - Dr Niamh Redmond

    Reducing antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care

    a systematic review

    Citation

    Vodicka, TA, Thompson, M, Lucas, P, Heneghan, C, Blair, PS, Buckley, DI, Redmond, NM & Hay, AD, 2013, ‘Reducing antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: a systematic review’. British Journal of General Practice, vol 63., pp. 445-54

    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 (

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