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Medicaid Managed Care Plan Provides Reports, Guidelines, and Education Materials to Physicians, Reducing Inappropriate Prescribing of Antibiotics to Children and Adolescents 4/23/2014
As part of a collaborative, a California health plan provides quarterly provider performance reports, educational materials, and other support to physicians and parents, leading to a reduction in inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics to children, adolescents, and adults with an upper respiratory infection or acute bronchitis enrolled in the insurer's Medi-Cal managed care plan.
Online Tutorial and Interactive Workshop Support Physicians in Employing Shared Decisionmaking With Patients, Reducing Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Infections 2/12/2014
An online tutorial and interactive workshop supported family physicians in engaging in shared decisionmaking with patients, reducing use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections.
QualityTools
Health Quizzes 12/8/2010
These online health assessment tools can help consumers determine whether they are at risk for certain health conditions.
A Guide for Parents: Questions and AnswersRunny Nose (With Green or Yellow Mucus) 9/9/2009
This one-page fact sheet provides parents with information about colds and runny noses, with a focus on the use of antibiotics.
Cold or Flu. Antibiotics Don't Work For You. 9/9/2009
This brochure can help you know when antibiotics work—and when they won't.
Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please. 9/9/2009
This brochure is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work" campaign. It will educate parents about when antibiotics work—and when they won't.
Head & Chest Colds: What They Are and How to Treat Them 4/11/2008
This brochure provides information to consumers about treating head and chest colds.
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