Letters Antibiotic use for sore throats

Authors’ reply to Bjerrum and colleagues

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7063 (Published 28 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7063
  1. Paul Little, general practitioner and professor of primary care research1,
  2. Michael Moore, general practitioner and reader in primary care1
  1. 1Aldermoore Health Centre, University of Southampton Medical School, Southampton SO16 5ST, UK
  1. p.little{at}soton.ac.uk

Bjerrum and colleagues query the generalisability of our trial sample, stating that 697 patients were approached over two and a half years.1 2 They also question the cut-off value of the clinical score used to determine whether a rapid antigen detection test (RADT) should be used.

Regarding patient recruitment, 697 refers to the second phase: an estimated 1944 patients were approached during the whole two and a half years, although this …

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