When doctors and patients are encouraged to discuss the need for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections fewer are prescribed, a Cochrane review finds. The review looked at 10 randomized trials that involved more than 1,100 primary care doctors and around 492,000 patients. The numbers of antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory infections within six weeks ...
Shared decisions reduce antibiotic prescribing for RTIs
19 Nov 2015