A framework for the non-antibiotic management of upper respiratory tract infections: towards a global change in antibiotic resistance

A framework for the non-antibiotic management of upper respiratory tract infections: towards a global change in antibiotic resistance

Author Essack, S. Google Scholar
Pignatari, A. C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Global Resp Infection Partnership Google Scholar
Institution Univ KwaZulu Natal
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Antibiotic resistance has become a critical health issue on a global scale, with much of the problem resulting from inappropriate use of antibiotics in primary care. To change this practice, the global respiratory infection partnership has formulated a pentagonal (five P) framework for the non-antibiotic management of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) - one of the most common conditions in primary care for which antibiotics are prescribed. the framework presents the rationale for focusing on URTIs to promote antibiotic stewardship in primary care and elaborates on five key areas to focus on to bring about change: policy, prevention, prescribers, pharmacy and patients. the ultimate aim is to adopt a patient-centred symptomatic management strategy using a flexible framework that can be adapted across countries to create a consistent global approach to change behaviour.
Language English
Sponsor Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
Date 2013-11-01
Published in International Journal of Clinical Practice. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, v. 67, p. 4-9, 2013.
ISSN 1368-5031 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 4-9
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.12335
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000326935300002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/36903

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