publication . Article . 2002

Lo studio FAST: FAringotonsillite STreptococcica in età pediatrica Impatto farmacoeconomico delle Linee Guida dell’American Academy of Pediatrics sulla pratica clinica di 600 pediatri italiani

Colombo, G. L.; Caruggi, M.; Muzio, A.; Marseglia, G. L.;
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  • Published: 15 Jun 2002 Journal: Farmeconomia. Health economics and therapeutic pathways, volume 3, pages 91-101 (eissn: 2240-256X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Seed SRL
Abstract
<jats:p>The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently published its new guidelines for the treatment of pediatric tonsillopharyngitis; a diagnostic test for the detection of streptococci is recommended, followed by a treatment with penicillins (10 days) or cephalosporins (5 days) in case of positivity, and by no treatment otherwise. The success of a guideline, in general, depends on its diffusion in practice and on its adaptability to different local settings. The aim of the present study (FAST) was the evaluation of the clinical and economical impact of the application of the AAP guidelines in the Italian reality. The study was conducted with the cooper...
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free text keywords: Total population, National health, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Diagnostic test, Guideline, Negativity effect, business.industry, business, Medicine (General), R5-920, Pharmacoeconomics; Health economics
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