Quality indicators for the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in general practice: a RAND Appropriateness Method

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Quality indicators for the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in general practice : a RAND Appropriateness Method. / Saust, Laura Trolle; Bjerrum, Lars; Arpi, Magnus; Hansen, Malene Plejdrup.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2017, p. 192-200.

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Saust, LT, Bjerrum, L, Arpi, M & Hansen, MP 2017, 'Quality indicators for the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in general practice: a RAND Appropriateness Method', Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 192-200. https://doi.org/10.1080/02813432.2017.1333305

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Saust, L. T., Bjerrum, L., Arpi, M., & Hansen, M. P. (2017). Quality indicators for the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in general practice: a RAND Appropriateness Method. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 35(2), 192-200. https://doi.org/10.1080/02813432.2017.1333305

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Saust LT, Bjerrum L, Arpi M, Hansen MP. Quality indicators for the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in general practice: a RAND Appropriateness Method. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 2017;35(2):192-200. https://doi.org/10.1080/02813432.2017.1333305

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Saust, Laura Trolle ; Bjerrum, Lars ; Arpi, Magnus ; Hansen, Malene Plejdrup. / Quality indicators for the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in general practice : a RAND Appropriateness Method. In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 2017 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 192-200.

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