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In-pharmacy administration of Streptococcus pyogenes point-of-care testing: data from New Zealand and Portugal

  • At: Virtual 2020 (2020)
  • Type: Poster
  • Poster code: POS-CPS-027
  • By: SHEPHARD, Adrian (RB, Health, United Kingdom)
  • Co-author(s): Adrian Shephard: , Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare Ltd., Slough, United Kingdom
    Joy Fung: , RB New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
    Rita Cordeiro Pires: , RB Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Sore throat is a common, predominantly viral condition and patients often receive inappropriate antibiotics due to a variety of factors, including diagnostic uncertainty. Such inappropriate usage contributes to antibiotic resistance.

    Purpose

    This small-scale study evaluated the administration of point-of-care diagnostic swab tests for

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Last update 4 October 2019

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