Objective. The purpose of our research was to determine the antibiotic prescribing trends since 1995 in adults with a diagnosis of bronchitis, CAP or sinusitis. We also evaluated the prevalence of antibiotic prescribing, the most commonly used antibiotic classes, and what particular patient and physician characteristics were predictive of antibiotic use.and for chronic sinusitis was 473), acute nasopharyngitis (ICD-9 code 460), acute pharyngitis (ICD-9 code 462), acute upper respiratory infection (ICD-9 code 465), otitis media (ICD-9 code 381 and 382) and influenza (ICD-9 code 487).
|Title||:||To Treat Or Not to Treat: The Role of Antibiotics in the Management of Community-acquired Respiratory Tract Infections in an Ambulatory Setting|
|Author||:||Julie Ann Deangelis|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|