Patient, physician, and nurse satisfaction with antibiotics

Steele, R. W., Blumer, J. L.. and Kalish, G. H. (2002) Patient, physician, and nurse satisfaction with antibiotics. Clinical Pediatrics, 41 5: 285-299. doi:10.1177/000992280204100501

Author Steele, R. W.
Blumer, J. L..
Kalish, G. H.
Title Patient, physician, and nurse satisfaction with antibiotics
Journal name Clinical Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0009-9228
Publication date 2002-06-01
Year available 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/000992280204100501
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 41
Issue 5
Start page 285
End page 299
Total pages 15
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Abstract To prospectively evaluate patient (parent), physician, and nurse satisfaction with antibiotics, 12,102 children in 661 pediatric study centers throughout the United States with infections to be treated on an outpatient basis were followed with questionnaires completed by parents and with interviews of patients and their parents. Comprehensive surveys were also completed by participating pediatricians and their nursing staffs of which 11,913 (98.4%) contained adequate information for inclusion in an analysis. Data were combined and analyzed using standard statistical methods. Loracarbef was perceived as being superior to other antibiotics based on cost, palatability, and dosing intervals. Few differences were seen among most antibiotics based on treatment outcome or adverse events. All antibiotics studied offered acceptable efficacy and were well tolerated as judged by physicians, nurses, parents, and children. Slight differences might result in increased compliance for some patients.
Keyword Acute otitis-media
Antimicrobial drug suspensions
Common pediatric drugs
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID 094977
P01 AI083214
R01 GM061028
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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