Should we now hold back from initially prescribing antibiotics for acute otitis media?

C. B. Del Mar*, P. P. Glasziou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The research literature provides surprisingly little evidence of benefit for initially treating acute otitis media in children with antibiotics. We show how to calculate the amount of benefit and harm from the evidence, and how this might be applied to change management practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-10
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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