Abstract Objectives To assess recent community antibiotic prescribing for French children and identify areas of potential improvement. Methods We analysed 221 768 paediatric (<15 years) visits in a national sample of 680 French GPs and 70 community paediatricians (IQVIA’s EPPM database), from March 2015 to February 2017, excluding well-child visits. We calculated antibiotic prescription rates per 100 visits, separately for GPs and paediatricians. For respiratory tract infections (RTIs), we described broad-spectrum antibiotic use and duration of treatment. We used Poisson regression to identify factors associated with antibiotic prescribing.



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Citation Nhung T H Trinh, Robert Cohen, Magali Lemaitre, Pierre Chahwakilian, Gregory Coulthard, Tim A Bruckner, Dejan Milic, Corinne Levy, Martin Chalumeau, Jérémie F Cohen, Community antibiotic prescribing for children in France from 2015 to 2017: a cross-sectional national study, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, , dkaa162, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkaa162