Are smokers with acute cough in primary care prescribed antibiotics more often, and to what benefit? An observational study in 13 European countries Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Little is known about actual clinical practice regarding management of smokers compared with ex-smokers and nonsmokers presenting with acute cough in primary care, and whether a lower threshold for prescribing antibiotics benefits smokers. This was a multicentre 13-country European prospective observational study of primary care clinician management of acute cough in consecutive immunocompetent adults presenting with an acute cough of

authors

  • Stanton, N
  • Hood, K
  • Kelly, MJ
  • Nuttall, J
  • Gillespie, D
  • Verheij, T
  • Little, P
  • Godycki-Cwirko, M
  • Goossens, H
  • Butler, Christopher

publication date

  • April 1, 2010

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