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Acute respiratory infections in primary care 

Acute respiratory infections in primary care
Chapter:
Acute respiratory infections in primary care
Source:
Acute Respiratory Infections (Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library)
Author(s):

Claire Blacklock

and Matthew Thompson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199588084.003.0001

Acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are common in primary care, comprising approximately 15–20% of all GP consultations

‘Safety-netting’ and delayed prescribing approaches can help when there is clinical uncertainty, and immediate antibiotics are not indicated

Many over the counter treatments for RTIs are available to patients. In children however, the efficacy of some of these is poor...

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