Evid Based Nurs 4:107 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.4.107
  • Treatment

Delayed prescribing of antibiotics increased duration of acute otitis media symptoms in children but reduced diarrhoea

Delayed prescribing v immediate prescribing strategy for antibiotics in children with acute otitis media*

Outcome at approximately 1 week Delayed Immediate RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, CI, and NNT calculated from data in article.
Patients who actually took antibiotics 24% 99% 76% (68 to 82) 2 (2 to 2)

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