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A decision aid to rule out pneumonia and reduce unnecessary prescriptions of antibiotics in primary care patients with cough and fever

Johann Steurer*, Ulrike Held, Anne Spaar, Birke Bausch, Marco Zoller, Roger Hunziker and Lucas M Bachmann

BMC Medicine 2011, 9:56  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-56

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Missing citations?

Laura McLellan   (2011-06-08 10:47)  CWRU

I'm surprised this paper does not refer to research by Jochen W. L. Cals et al. He and his colleagues have written extensively on the use of C-reactive protein tests to reduce antibiotic prescriptions. See PMIDs: 20666881, 20212299, 19416992, 19330269, 17394651, etc.

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