Management of Pain in Acute Otitis Media in Finnish Primary Care

Scand J Infect Dis. 2006;38(4):265-7. doi: 10.1080/00365540500434679.

Abstract

Most treatment recommendations for acute otitis media favour active use of pain relief medication. These data comprised 3059 Finnish primary care acute otitis media patients. We found that 10.4% of the patients were prescribed or recommended analgesics, which is in contrast to treatment recommendations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Analgesics / therapeutic use*
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Data Collection
  • Finland
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Otitis Media / drug therapy*
  • Pain / drug therapy*
  • Pain / etiology
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'*
  • Primary Health Care

Substances

  • Analgesics
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal