Algorithmic approach to upper respiratory tract infections in primary care

Balcioglu H., Culhaci A., Tirpan K., Turan S.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, vol.28, no.17, pp.7546-7551, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chemical Abstracts Core
  • Page Numbers: pp.7546-7551


Introduction: Despite the majority of these infections being viral, a high percentage are regarded as bacterial infection by physicians and treated unnecessarily with antibiotics. We aimed to compare changes in patient-physician behaviors and therapeutic approaches and costs with use of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI) algorithms in primary care.