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Clinicians prescribe antibiotics for childhood respiratory tract infection based on assessment, rather than parental expectation

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6768 (Published 10 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:l6768

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NIHR’s research signals in The BMJ

  1. Rob Cook, clinical director1,
  2. Peter Davidson, clinical adviser2,
  3. Alicia White, clinical specialist1
  4. on behalf of NIHR Dissemination Centre
  1. 1Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit Healthcare, London, UK
  2. 2Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to R Cook rob.cook{at}bazian.com

The study

Cabral C, Horwood J, Symonds J, et al. Understanding the influence of parent-clinician communication on antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: a qualitative observational study using a conversation analysis approach. BMC Fam Pract 2019;20:102.

This project was funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research Programme (project number SPCR204).

To read the full NIHR Signal, go to: https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/content/signal-000829/gps-assessment-not-parental-expectation-drives-antibiotic-prescribing

Footnotes

  • Competing interestsThe BMJ has judged that there are no disqualifying financial ties to commercial companies. The authors declare the following other interests: none.

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  • All authors contributed to development and review of this summary, as part of the wider NIHR Signals editorial team (https://www.bmj.com/NIHR-signals). RC is guarantor.

  • Contributor Maria J Grant.

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