Amoxicillin for non-severe pneumonia in young children:Stop skimping, start investing in antibiotic treatment

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7455.1566-b (Published 24 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1566
  1. Lynne Wrennall (lynnew@liverpool.ac.uk), fellow
  1. University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX

    EDITOR—The limitations of the paper on three vfive days of antibiotic treatment for pneumonia merit additional emphasis.1 The paper had an inadequate selection of indicators of treatment failure, an insufficiently discriminating treatment comparison (also pointed out by Borja and Rigau (next letter)), insufficient detailing of patients' history, dismissiveness towards caregivers' assessments, deficient survivor …

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