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Pragmatic randomised controlled trial of two prescribing strategies for childhood acute otitis media.



Key Questions Addressed
4 Key Question 4. For patients with an acute respiratory tract infection and no clear indication for antibiotic treatment, what is the comparative effect of particular strategies on other clinical outcomes (e.g., health care utilization, patient satisfaction) compared with other strategies or standard care? a) Does the comparative effect of strategies differ according to the intended target of the strategy (i.e., clinicians, patients, and both)? b) Does the comparative effect of strategies differ according to patient characteristics, such as type of respiratory tract infection, signs and symptoms (nature and duration), when counting began for duration of symptoms, previous medical history (e.g., frailty, comorbidity), prior respiratory tract infections, prior use of antibiotics, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and educational level attained? c) Does the comparative effect of strategies differ according to clinician characteristics, such as specialty, number of years in practice, type of clinic organization, geographic region, and population served? d) Does the comparative effectiveness differ according to the diagnostic method or definition used, the clinician’s perception of the patient’s illness severity, or the clinician’s diagnostic certainty? e) Does the comparative effect differ according to various background contextual factors, such as the time of year, known patterns of disease activity (e.g., an influenza epidemic, a pertussis outbreak), whether the intervention was locally tailored or system-level characteristics?
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Title Pragmatic randomised controlled trial of two prescribing strategies for childhood acute otitis media.
Author Little P., Gould C., Williamson I., Moore M., Warner G., Dunleavey J.
Country Community Clinical Sciences (Primary Medical Care Group), University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton SO15 6ST. psl3@soton.ac.uk
Year 2001
Numbers Pubmed ID: 11159657

Secondary Publication Information
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Longer term outcomes from a randomised trial of prescribing strategies in otitis media. Little P., Moore M., Warner G., Dunleavy J., Williamson I. Community Clinical Sciences (Primary Medical Care Group), University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton. p.little@soton.ac.uk 2006
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Extraction Form: Interventions to Reduce Antibiotic Prescribing for Uncomplicated Acute Respiratory Tract Infections Extraction Form


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