Results of a national study on the awareness of and attitudes toward acute otitis media (AOM) among clinicians and the estimated direct healthcare costs in Turkey (TR-AOM Study)


Dinleyici E. Ç. , Yuksel F., Yargic Z. A. , Unalacak M., Ünlüoğlu İ.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.77, no.5, pp.756-761, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.02.004
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.756-761
  • Keywords: Acute otitis media, Turkey, Cost, Children, PRACTICE GUIDELINE, DIAGNOSIS, PEDIATRICIANS, PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT, PHYSICIANS, CHILDREN

Abstract

Aims: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most frequent diagnoses and reasons for prescribing antibiotics in children. The aims of this prospective study were the following: (1) to assess the continuing education of physicians and the sources of information about AOM; (2) to assess the current knowledge of and attitudes toward AOM as well as the compliance with AOM guidelines; (3) to evaluate opinions about vaccines against AOM; and (4) to estimate the potential costs of AOM on the healthcare system in Turkey.