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Alternative therapeutics for self-limiting infections—An indirect approach to the antibiotic resistance challenge

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Mild infections make a large contribution to antibiotic prescription.

The literature on antibiotic prescription in the community was reviewed, and the top 4 indications in each country studied were extracted. The 6 diagnoses that were among the top 4 in the largest proportion of studies are presented above, with bars representing the proportion of studies (countries, n = 21) in which the diagnosis was among the top 4 (see S1 Text for details).

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