Evid Based Nurs 5:79 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.3.79
  • Treatment

Verbal advice plus an information leaflet reduced antibiotic use in patients presenting with acute bronchitis

Physician verbal advice plus an information leaflet v verbal advice alone for patients with acute bronchitis†

Outcome at 2 weeks Verbal advice plus leaflet Verbal advice alone RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR and CIs calculated from data in article.
Antibiotic use 47% 62% 24% (3 to 42) 7 (4 to 63)

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