Title: Optimizing antibiotic prescribing for acutely ill children in primary care (ERNIE2 study protocol, part B): a cluster randomized, factorial controlled trial evaluating the effect of a point-of-care C-reactive protein test and a brief intervention combined with written safety net advice
Authors: Lemiengre, Marieke B ×
Verbakel, Jan
De Burghgraeve, Tine
Aertgeerts, Bert
De Baets, Frans
Buntinx, Frank
De Sutter, An
ERNIE 2 collaboration #
Contributors: Bullens, Dominique
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: BioMed Central
Series Title: BMC Pediatrics vol:14 pages:1-9
Article number: 246
Abstract: Despite huge public campaigns, there is still overconsumption of antibiotics in children with self-limiting diseases. Possible explanations may be the physicians' and parents' uncertainty about the gravity of the disease and inadequate communication between physicians and parents leading to lack of reassurance for the parents. In this paper we describe the design and methods of a trial aiming to rationalize antibiotic prescribing by decreasing this uncertainty and parental anxiety.
ISSN: 1471-2431
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Pediatric Immunology
Academic Center for General Practice
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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