The influence of context on antimicrobial prescribing for febrile respiratory illness: a cohort study.
Summary of "The influence of context on antimicrobial prescribing for febrile respiratory illness: a cohort study."
Little is known about the influence of contextual factors on a physician's likelihood to prescribe antimicrobials for febrile respiratory illness (FRI). Context includes epidemiologic context (for example, a pandemic period) and personal context (for example, recent exposure to other patients with FRI).
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Annals of internal medicine
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22868833
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-157-3-201208070-00005
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