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MeReC Bulletin - Common Infections

The National Prescribing Centre has published a MeReC Bulletin examining the management of common infections in primary care.

The bulletin covers several common infections in separate documents and has an accompanying introduction and key points section. The infections covered are as follows:

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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One Comments to “MeReC Bulletin - Common Infections”

  1. The usual remedy for common cold is just lots of water, fruit juice and also vitamin-C tablets.

    Comment by Adam Brooks — May 1, 2010 #

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