Antibiotics use and airway infections in children

The antibiotic burden in children is one of the highest of the general population. Although the use of antibiotics in Norway is lower than in most high-income countries, 22% of all children in Norway receive antibiotics before 18 months age, and 10% have repeated prescriptions before this age. For the pediatric population the rate of antibiotic prescription is highest for the youngest children, below the age of 3 years. The most commonly prescribed antibiotics are those used for upper and lower airway infections. It is well established that the majority of these are caused by viral pathogens and hence a lot of children are prescribed antibiotics without benefit. 

Aim and objective: To investigate the regional differences in antibiotics prescription on the level of primary health care system in Norway and to investigate the development in antibiotic prescription over a 10 year period. 
Hypotheses: The large geographical variation in antibiotic prescription to children in Norway is mainly caused by doctor’s prescription practice rather than the population’s health-seeking behaviour.
 

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Sigurd Høye

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  • Ph.d.-prosjekt

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Tidsperiode

  • Start: februar 2019
  • Slutt: februar 2025