Clinical tips: RTIs and antibiotic use explained

RTIs - girl blowing her nose
Presentations with respiratory tract infections may offer pharmacists an opportunity to educate patients about their antibiotic use, writes Ben Basger We know that the vast majority of antibiotics are prescribed in primary care. Respiratory tract indications (RTIs – that is, acute otitis media, rhinosinusitis, acute sore throat and acute cough) are the most common reasons.

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