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Parental self-medication with antibiotics for children promotes antibiotic over-prescribing in clinical settings in China
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Background Self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) is one of the most dangerous inappropriate antibiotic use behaviors. This study aims to investigate the impact of parental SMA for children before a consultation on their doctor's subsequent antibiotic prescribing behavior, including intravenous (IV) antibiotic use in the clinical setting of China. Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted between June 2017 and April 2018 in three provinces of China. A total of 9526 parents with childrendoi:10.1186/s13756-020-00811-9 pmid:32894189 fatcat:leerahk6xre6rltgn5fzenrehe