Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12530/54137
Title: The STOP-AB trial protocol: efficacy and safety of discontinuing patient antibiotic treatment when physicians no longer consider it necessary.
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Issue Date: 2017
Citation: BMJ Open.2017 06;(7)5:e015814
Abstract: Since 2011, the Spanish Society of Family Medicine has recommended general practitioners (GPs) to ask their patients to stop taking antibiotics when they suspect a viral infection. However, this practice is seldom used because uncertainty about diagnosis, and fear of consequences of discontinuing antibiotic therapy, as well as perceived pressure to continue prescribing antibiotics and potential conflict with patients are more of a concern for GPs than antibiotic resistance. The main objective of this study is to determine whether discontinuation of antibiotic therapy when a GP no longer considers it necessary has any impact on the number of days with severe symptoms.
PMID: 28592581
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12530/54137
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