Adherence to pediatric pharyngitis guidelines could be improved, study finds

10/15/2013 | Family Practice News

If the Infectious Diseases Society of America's guidelines for treating pediatric pharyngitis were followed, 8.1% of a study population of 234 3- to 18-year-olds with the condition would have been given antibiotics, but researchers said that 11.5% of the patients actually received antibiotics. Although most of the tests for group A streptococcus were given as indicated by the recommendations, 11.1% of antibiotic prescriptions given to the patients were for nonrecommended agents, according to the study presented at the IDWeek meeting.

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