Optimising diagnosis and antibiotic prescribing for acutely ill children in primary care

01 June 2012 → 31 May 2016
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Diagnostics
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Diagnostics
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Biomarker discovery and evaluation
    • Drug discovery and development
    • Medicinal products
    • Pharmaceutics
    • Pharmacognosy and phytochemistry
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Toxicology and toxinology
    • Other pharmaceutical sciences
    • Diagnostics
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
primary care antibiotic prescribing behaviour child brief intervention CRP-POC test Acute infection Diagnostic strategy
Project description

Aim: 1. Earlier recognition of seriously ill children by applying a decision tree, CRP-POC test and pulse oximetry. 2. Optimising antibiotic prescribing in children without serious infection by means of a CRP-POC test and/or a brief intervention.

Methodology: Diagnostic trial (decision tree, CRP-POC test, pulse oximetry) / Pragamtic Clustered Randomised Controlled Trial in 88 general practices and 6 pediatric units.