Experts Issue 'Top 5' List for Better Primary Care

To streamline and save money, reduce unnecessary antibiotics, screenings, report authors urge

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As the report authors point out, Kleinman noted, it's not that all antibiotic use is bad, just that, in the case of sore throats, there should be a verification that the infection is really strep throat before prescribing them. Similarly, imaging for head injuries would need to be done for children with loss of consciousness or other risk factors.

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