Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2014, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (4): 570-572.

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Behavior making doctors prescribe antibiotics in acute upper respiratory tract infections


  • Received:2013-07-15 Revised:2013-09-24 Online:2014-04-05 Published:2014-03-31

Abstract: Objective This study aims to analyze doctor’s behavior of prescribing antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections (AURTI). Methods 40 senior residents from Peking Union Medical College Hospital who have emergency medical training background were interviewed with designed questionnaire. Results When the doctors prescribe antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections, they mainly rely on the result of complete blood count and symptoms like purulent discharge, fever and tonsil exudate. Most of the doctors haven’t received any training on AURTI or read any related papers or guideline. Conclusion Commonness exists within doctors, which highly rely on some specific symptoms, signs and test results. And the education of AURTI in doctors is insufficient.

Key words: acute respiratory tract infections, antibiotics, complete blood count, purulent discharge

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