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Relative influence of antibiotic therapy attributes on physician choice in treating acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis.

Authors
  • McGregor, Jessina C
  • Harris, Anthony D
  • Furuno, Jon P
  • Bradham, Douglas D
  • Perencevich, Eli N
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
27
Issue
4
Pages
387–394
Identifiers
PMID: 17585004
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Antibiotic choice is most influenced by physicians' desires to limit treatment failure and side effects, although physicians were willing to accept increases in treatment failure to obtain reduced days of diarrhea as a side effect. Because shorter-course therapy is frequently associated with fewer side effects, efforts to encourage physicians to choose shorter treatment durations should include mention of reduced treatment-associated side effects.

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