Community pharnacists using c-reactive protein point-of-care-testing to improve RTI management

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: COOKE, Jonathan (University of Manchester, Manchester Pharmacy School)
  • Co-author(s): Jonathan Cooke: NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Cooperative (DEC) London, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Kim Lawton: PCT Healthcare Limited, Walkden, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Howard Milligan: NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, St James's House, Salford, United Kingdom
    Siobhan Bunstone: Ellenbrook Medical Centre , Worsley, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Morag Leveson: Ellenbrook Medical Centre, Worsley, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Misbah Sheraz: Ellenbrook Pharmacy, Tims & Parker, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Jonathan Hill: Ellenbrook Pharmacy, Tims & Parker, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Respiratory Tract Infections (RTIs) are the most frequent infection in primary care. Most patients receive an antibiotic despite most RTIs are viral and there is poor evidence for antibiotics in acute bronchitis, sore throat, sinusitis and otitis media. The evidence from systematic reviews and other studies suggests little benefit is..

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