Respiratory tract infections (CG69)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'self-limiting respiratory tract infections - antibiotic prescribing'
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Prescribing of antibiotics for self-limiting respiratory tract infections in adults and children in primary care
The advice in the NICE guideline covers adults and children (3 months and older) who see their GP or nurse practitioner because of a respiratory tract infection.
It does not specifically look at further care for adults and children (3 months and older) who need investigations and/or immediate antibiotics.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: self-limiting respiratory tract infections - antibiotic prescribing
This page was last updated: 15 April 2014
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Review decision date: June 2012
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