- common cold
- acute sinusitis
- acute otitis media
- sore throat
- acute bronchitis
- uncomplicated urinary tract infection
For each infection type the documents provide a background to the condition under discussion and a consideration of the management options, including the place of antibiotics. Some tactics for managing demand for antibiotic prescriptions are also covered, for example, explaining the benefits and risks of antibiotics treatment and delayed prescriptions.
Action: Primary care clinicians who manage the common infections listed above will find these documents useful. For each condition there is a clear definition of the place in therapy of antibiotics. Information is also provided on how to manage patient demand for antibiotics when they are unlikely to be of benefit.
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