C-reactive protien (CRP) test on the cobas b 101 system
Evaluating inflammatory disease to appropriate antibiotic prescription in primary care
Diagnostic uncertainty leads to inappropriate antibiotic prescribing Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are one of the most common acute conditions seen in primary care.
Around 80% of these patients presenting with acute RTIs will receive antibiotics even though 70% of cases are viral and self-limiting.
- 80% Patients (with RTIs) are prescribed antibiotics
- 30% of these patients who need antibiotics
- 70% do not need antibiotics