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Table 1 Examples of inappropriate antibiotic prescription patterns according to guidelines by The Norwegian Board of Health 2000

From: Can antibiotic prescriptions in respiratory tract infections be improved? A cluster-randomized educational intervention in general practice – The Prescription Peer Academic Detailing (Rx-PAD) Study [NCT00272155]

Uncomplicated acute otitis media (AOM) in children > 1 year of age with symptoms < 3 days
Acute sinusitis with moderate symptoms < 7 days
Acute tonsillitis without positive indication of infection caused by group A Streptococcus
Acute bronchitis (except verified infections caused by Mycoplasma pneumonia or Chlamydia pneumonia)
Use of broad spectrum antibiotics where penicillin V could be prescribed