Principles Of Judicious Use Of Antimicrobial Agents: A Compendium For The Health Care Professional

This resource is designed for physicians interested in reducing antibiotic use without compromizing patient care. It features six articles which examine scientific studies on reducing antibiotic overuse. Topics include antibiotic prescribing for children with colds, upper respiratory tract infections, and bronchitis; parents' and physicians' views on antibiotics; and parent-directed materials on infection prevention strategies. The text includes a report of a seminar co-sponsored by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the AAP, and contributors include members of the Childhood and Respiratory Disease Branch of the CDC.