Delayed prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory tract infections: Use of information leaflets

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302403
Title:
Delayed prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory tract infections: Use of information leaflets
Authors:
Agnew, J; Taaffe, M; Darker, C; O’Shea, B; Clarke, J
Publisher:
irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302403
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The 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 sheet
Keywords:
ANTIBIOTIC USE; PRESCRIBING; PRIMARY CARE; PATIENT INFORMATION; HEALTH PROMOTION
Local subject classification:
INFORMATION LITERACY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAgnew, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTaaffe, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorDarker, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Shea, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Jen_GB
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
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