Treatment of acute otitis media in general practice: quality variations across countries

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Treatment of acute otitis media in general practice: quality variations across countries. / Hansen, Malene Plejdrup; Jarbol, Dorte Ejg; Gahrn-Hansen, Bente; Depont Christensen, Rene; Munck, Anders; Ellegaard Trankjær Ryborg, Christina; Bjerrum, Lars.

In: Audio-Digest Family Practice, 04.08.2011.

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Hansen, MP, Jarbol, DE, Gahrn-Hansen, B, Depont Christensen, R, Munck, A, Ellegaard Trankjær Ryborg, C & Bjerrum, L 2011, 'Treatment of acute otitis media in general practice: quality variations across countries', Audio-Digest Family Practice. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmr042

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Hansen, M. P., Jarbol, D. E., Gahrn-Hansen, B., Depont Christensen, R., Munck, A., Ellegaard Trankjær Ryborg, C., & Bjerrum, L. (2011). Treatment of acute otitis media in general practice: quality variations across countries. Audio-Digest Family Practice. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmr042

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Hansen MP, Jarbol DE, Gahrn-Hansen B, Depont Christensen R, Munck A, Ellegaard Trankjær Ryborg C et al. Treatment of acute otitis media in general practice: quality variations across countries. Audio-Digest Family Practice. 2011 Aug 4. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmr042

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Hansen, Malene Plejdrup ; Jarbol, Dorte Ejg ; Gahrn-Hansen, Bente ; Depont Christensen, Rene ; Munck, Anders ; Ellegaard Trankjær Ryborg, Christina ; Bjerrum, Lars. / Treatment of acute otitis media in general practice: quality variations across countries. In: Audio-Digest Family Practice. 2011.

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title = "Treatment of acute otitis media in general practice: quality variations across countries",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Recommendations for antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) have changed over the years, and today many experts recommend initial observation. However, antibiotic prescribing should be considered in children aged 38.5°C, ear discharge and the antibiotic treatment given was recorded. RESULTS: Danish GPs had the lowest antibiotic prescription rate for AOM [72.7{\%} (95{\%} confidence interval (CI) = 67.0-77.8)] and GPs in Kaliningrad had the highest [97.1{\%} (95{\%} CI = 89.8-99.6)]. Narrow-spectrum penicillin was almost exclusively prescribed in the two Nordic countries, while broad-spectrum penicillins, often in combination with clavulanic acid, were prescribed in the other four countries. Macrolides comprised 5-10{\%} of prescriptions. Antibiotic prescribing was associated with the following characteristics of the patients: symptoms for >3 days, ear discharge and fever. Conclusion. The majority of patients with AOM were treated with antibiotics in all six countries, but considerable variations in both prescribing rate and choice of antibiotics were identified.",
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AU - Hansen, Malene Plejdrup

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AU - Depont Christensen, Rene

AU - Munck, Anders

AU - Ellegaard Trankjær Ryborg, Christina

AU - Bjerrum, Lars

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N2 - BACKGROUND: Recommendations for antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) have changed over the years, and today many experts recommend initial observation. However, antibiotic prescribing should be considered in children aged 38.5°C, ear discharge and the antibiotic treatment given was recorded. RESULTS: Danish GPs had the lowest antibiotic prescription rate for AOM [72.7% (95% confidence interval (CI) = 67.0-77.8)] and GPs in Kaliningrad had the highest [97.1% (95% CI = 89.8-99.6)]. Narrow-spectrum penicillin was almost exclusively prescribed in the two Nordic countries, while broad-spectrum penicillins, often in combination with clavulanic acid, were prescribed in the other four countries. Macrolides comprised 5-10% of prescriptions. Antibiotic prescribing was associated with the following characteristics of the patients: symptoms for >3 days, ear discharge and fever. Conclusion. The majority of patients with AOM were treated with antibiotics in all six countries, but considerable variations in both prescribing rate and choice of antibiotics were identified.

AB - BACKGROUND: Recommendations for antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) have changed over the years, and today many experts recommend initial observation. However, antibiotic prescribing should be considered in children aged 38.5°C, ear discharge and the antibiotic treatment given was recorded. RESULTS: Danish GPs had the lowest antibiotic prescription rate for AOM [72.7% (95% confidence interval (CI) = 67.0-77.8)] and GPs in Kaliningrad had the highest [97.1% (95% CI = 89.8-99.6)]. Narrow-spectrum penicillin was almost exclusively prescribed in the two Nordic countries, while broad-spectrum penicillins, often in combination with clavulanic acid, were prescribed in the other four countries. Macrolides comprised 5-10% of prescriptions. Antibiotic prescribing was associated with the following characteristics of the patients: symptoms for >3 days, ear discharge and fever. Conclusion. The majority of patients with AOM were treated with antibiotics in all six countries, but considerable variations in both prescribing rate and choice of antibiotics were identified.

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