Antibiotikabruk i Europa. Sammenligning av retningslinjer for behandling av otitt, sinusitt og tonsilitt i primærhelsetjenesten i ulike land i Europa.
The objective is to compare treatment guidelines for otitis, sinusitis and tonsillitis in ten European countries, discuss the differences between countries in guideline recommendations and evaluate possible explaining factors.
The project is designed as a comparison of treatment guidelines for upper respiratory tract infections from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, France and Spain concerning diagnostic criteria, treatment indication, choice of antibiotic and duration of treatment. We will also evaluate the scientific rationale of the guidelines, as well as the level of organization and involvement of primary care researchers and clinicians in guideline development.