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Online Tutorial and Interactive Workshop Support Physicians in Employing Shared Decisionmaking With Patients, Reducing Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Infections 08/24/11

In a cluster randomized trial, family practice physicians completed a 2-hour online tutorial followed by a 2-hour interactive workshop, both of which included videos, reflective exercises, and...

Medicaid Managed Care Plan Provides Reports, Guidelines, and Education Materials to Physicians, Reducing Inappropriate Prescribing of Antibiotics to Children and Adolescents 03/10/10

As part of a collaborative with four other California health plans, Health Net of California's Medi-Cal managed care plan provided physicians with a quarterly report that benchmarks individual...

QualityTools

Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please. 12/17/07

This brochure is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work” campaign. It will educate parents about when antibiotics work–and when they won’t.

This brochure addresses the following...

A Guide for Parents: Questions and Answers--Runny Nose (With Green or Yellow Mucus) 12/17/07

This one-page fact sheet is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work” campaign. It provides parents with information about colds and runny noses. This tool addresses the following questions...

Cold or Flu. Antibiotics Don't Work For You. 12/17/07

This brochure provides information about when and if antibiotics are effective against illnesses and when they are not. It is organized into the following sections:

  • The risk: Bacteria becomes resistant
  • Antibiotics aren’t always...

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