Patient management tool may reduce antibiotic use, testing

07/31/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Primary care providers who used a clinical support tool integrated into electronic health records for patients with respiratory tract infections were less likely to prescribe antibiotics or order rapid streptococcal tests, compared with those not using the tool, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. The tool included use of the Walsh rule for streptococcal pharyngitis and the Heckerling rule for pneumonia.

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