Table 1.

Summary of Actions Triggering First Level Evidence Screen

ActionFirst Screen Text
Any duration of antibiotic treatment beyond 5 d•  At 8 to 19 d after the initiation of therapy, only 1 child of 19 would show benefit from a 10-d course of antibiotics beyond what could be expected from a 5-d course. At 30 d there is no difference in the success of 10-d versus 5-d courses of antibiotics. •  To read more about this, click an information button below.
Any antibiotic for otitis media•  You need to treat 22 to children with antibiotics in order to relieve 1 additional case of otalgia within 2 to 7 d. •  For every case of otalgia relieved, 1 to 3 children will experience antibiotic associated diarrhea. •  To read more about this, click an information button below.