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dc.contributor.authorAgnew, J
dc.contributor.authorTaaffe, M
dc.contributor.authorDarker, C
dc.contributor.authorO’Shea, B
dc.contributor.authorClarke, J
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-27T10:34:33Z
dc.date.available2013-09-27T10:34:33Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302403
dc.descriptionThe appropriate prescribing of antibiotics is a challenge in primary care 1,2 . We performed an interventional trial to determine if providing an information leaflet on antibiotics with a delayed antibiotic prescription influenced the patientâ s decision to use the antibiotic for a respiratory tract infection (RTI). The control group (n=69) where given a delayed prescription and the intervention group (n=46) were given an information leaflet on antibiotics with the delayed prescription. In the control group, 72% (n=50) of patients indicated they subsequently used the antibiotic, and in the intervention group, 43%(n=20) indicated they used the antibiotic, this difference was statistically significant (p = 0.0018.) The key conclusion of this study is that delayed prescriptions should be issued with an appropriate information sheeten_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherirish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectANTIBIOTIC USEen_GB
dc.subjectPRESCRIBINGen_GB
dc.subjectPRIMARY CAREen_GB
dc.subjectPATIENT INFORMATIONen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherINFORMATION LITERACYen_GB
dc.titleDelayed prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory tract infections: Use of information leafletsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-23T07:57:08Z


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