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Avoidable medical cost related to inappropriate use of antibiotics for acute upper respiratory infection.

  • In: Administrative Pharmacy Section - Session Short Oral Presentations on Wednesday, 7 September 2005, 9:00-12:00
  • At: Cairo (Egypt) (2005)
  • Type: Presentations + Posters
  • By: HSIAO, Fei-Yuan (Institute of Public Health, Health and Welfare Policy Management, Taipei, China Taiwan)
  • Co-author(s): Huang (Inst.of Health&Welfare Policy, Taipei, China Taiwan)
    Tsai (National Health Research Inst., Taipei, China Taiwan)
  • Abstract:

    Background: Inappropriate antibiotic use is generally considered to be the primary cause of antibiotic resistance in the community. Well-established guidelines have, thus, recommended using antibiotics only when they are likely to be beneficial. According to CDC (U.S.) guidelines, nonspecific upper respiratory tract infections (URI) are not


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