A randomised controlled trial of management strategies for acute infective conjunctivitis in general practice

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 31 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:468

The conclusion is wrong in the main text of this paper by Hazel A Everitt and colleagues (BMJ 2006;333:321-4, 12 Aug). It should say: “Compared with immediate antibiotics [not “Compared with no initial offer of antibiotics”] delayed prescribing had the advantage of reduced antibiotic use, no evidence of medicalisation, similar symptom control, and reduced reattendance for eye infections.” The conclusion published in the abstract is correct.


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