Skip Navigation LinksHome > March 2014 - Volume 33 - Issue 3 > Impact of Unlabeled French Antibiotic Guidelines On Antibiot...
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000125
Brief Reports

Impact of Unlabeled French Antibiotic Guidelines On Antibiotic Prescriptions For Acute Respiratory Tract Infections In 7 Pediatric Emergency Departments, 2009–2012

Angoulvant, François MD*†; Pereira, Miguel MD*; Perreaux, Francis MD; Soussan, Valerie MD§; Pham, Luu-Ly MD; Trieu, Thanh-Van MD; Cojocaru, Bogdan MD**; Guedj, Romain MD††; Cohen, Robert MD‡‡; Alberti, Corinne MD§§; Gajdos, Vincent MD†‡

Supplemental Author Material
Collapse Box


From November 2009 to October 2012, implementation of guidelines, unlabeled by the French Agency of Health Products, changed the categories of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory tract infections in 7 pediatric emergency departments. During the study, 36,413 acute respiratory tract infections-related antibiotic prescriptions were prescribed. Amoxicillin prescriptions rose from 30.0% to 84.7%, while amoxicillin-clavulanate and cefpodoxime prescriptions decreased to 10.2% and 2.5%, respectively.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.