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Comment & Response
April 21, 2015

Antibiotics for Children With Acute Otitis Media

Author Affiliations
  • 1Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • 2Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
JAMA. 2015;313(15):1574-1575. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3080

To the Editor In the From the JAMA Network commentary1 on a trial of antibiotics for children with acute otitis media in Finland,2 Dr Pichichero suggested that the pendulum should move from the current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for watchful waiting before prescribing antibiotics back toward their greater use of the past. We have 3 reasons for disagreeing.

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