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Prescription of antibiotics and anxiolytics/hypnotics to asthmatic patients in general practice: a cross-sectional study based on French and Italian prescribing data

Darmon, David; Laforest, Laurent; Van Ganse, Eric; Petrazzuoli, Ferdinando; van Weel, Chris; Letrilliart, Laurent

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BACKGROUND Asthma is often poorly controlled and guidelines are often inadequately followed in medical practice. In particular, the prescription of non-asthma-specific drugs can affect the quality of care. The goal of this study was to measure the frequency of the prescription of antibiotics and anxiolytics/hypnotics to asthmatic patients and to look for associations between sex or age and the prescription of these drugs. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted using computerised medical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-06
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95149
Source: BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/s12875-015-0222-0

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