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Respiratory tract infections – antibiotic prescribing Prescribing of antibiotics for self-limiting respiratory tract infections in adults and children in primary care

Author(s)National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
AbstractNICE clinical guidelines are recommendations about the treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions in the NHS in England and Wales. NICE clinical guideline 69 provides antibiotic prescribing advice for self limiting respiratory tract infections in adults and children in primary care
This guidance represents the view of the Institute, which was arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. Healthcare professionals are expected to take it fully into account when exercising their clinical judgement. However, the guidance does not override the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer and informed by the summary of product characteristics of any drugs they are considering.
Date of publishing07/01/2008
Date of last review by us02/15/2011
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