Evidence and antimicrobials: A wishful couple?

Albert J. Jovell

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    Abstract

    BACKGROUND: The dynamics of infectious diseases at the end of the century claims for the use of evidence-based medicine in clinical and public health decision-making. METHODS: Description of the methodological process of a systematic review of the evidence. RESULTS: Description of the stages of a systematic review of the evidence taking as case-study an example of the prevention of respiratory infection in acute care unit patients. CONCLUSION: The case-study described allows us to make recommendations based on the value of evidence to make clinical decisions on the use of antimicrobial therapy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9-14
    JournalEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica
    Volume17
    Issue numberSUPPL. 2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999

    Keywords

    • Helicobacter pylori
    • Levels of evidence
    • Respiratory infections
    • Scientific evidence
    • Systematic review

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