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Improving Antibiotic Prescribing Practices in Mexican Primary Care Clinics

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00989482
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 5, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 16, 2011
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University of California, San Francisco

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to improve antibiotic prescribing practices of Mexican primary care physicians for patients seeking care for acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs). The investigators will employ a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to develop and evaluate a patient education and physician decision-support intervention.

Hypothesis 1: The investigators will identify barriers and facilitators of appropriate antibiotic use for ARIs that can be addressed through patient education and physician decision-support.

Hypothesis 2: The proportion of patients who report desire for antibiotics as a "very important" reason for seeking care will decrease from 50% to 30% following exposure to the educational intervention; and 90% (95% confidence interval: 80% to 100%) of patients will report that they trust the information provided by the computer.

Hypothesis 3: Antibiotic prescribing for adults with uncomplicated acute bronchitis will decrease from 80 percent to 40 percent following the introduction of a real-time clinical decision support tool.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Respiratory Tract Infections Behavioral: Computer kiosk Education Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 847 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Improving Antibiotic Prescribing Practices in Mexican Primary Care Clinics
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Antibiotics

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Computer Kiosk Eduction Behavioral: Computer kiosk Education
computerized patient education; guidelines for physicians

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. antibiotic prescription rate [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adults age 18 years or greater

Exclusion Criteria:

  • mental disability; severe illness

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00989482

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IMSS Family Practice Clinic #1
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco

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Responsible Party: Ralph Gonzales, University of California, San Francisco Identifier: NCT00989482    
Other Study ID Numbers: Fulbright-Gonzales
First Posted: October 5, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 16, 2011
Last Verified: May 2011
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents