Medicaid Managed Care Plan Provides Reports, Guidelines, and Education Materials to Physicians, Reducing Inappropriate Prescribing of Antibiotics to Children and Adolescents
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
An online tutorial and interactive workshop supported family physicians in engaging in shared decisionmaking with patients, reducing use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections.
These online health assessment tools can help consumers determine whether they are at risk for certain health conditions.
A Guide for Parents: Questions and Answers—Runny Nose (With Green or Yellow Mucus)
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.
This brochure can help you know when antibiotics work—and when they won't.
Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please.
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
This brochure provides information to consumers about treating head and chest colds.