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Do Resident Physicians Use Antibiotics Appropriately in Treating Upper Respiratory Infections? A Survey of 11 Programs

Mohamad G. Fakih, Raymond. C Hilu, Ruth T. Savoy-Moore and Louis D. Saravolatz

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 6, pages 853-856
Published in print September 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/377503
Do Resident Physicians Use Antibiotics Appropriately in Treating Upper Respiratory Infections? A Survey of 11 Programs

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We surveyed resident physicians of 11 primary care programs regarding the management of upper respiratory infections and antibiotic resistance. Although they viewed excess antibiotic use as the most important factor increasing resistance, they had little knowledge regarding antimicrobial resistance and were willing to prescribe antibiotics for common viral illnesses.

Journal Article.  1931 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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