Intervention Review

Antibiotics for sore throat

  1. Anneliese Spinks1,*,
  2. Paul P Glasziou2,
  3. Chris B Del Mar2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 5 NOV 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 11 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000023.pub4

How to Cite

Spinks A, Glasziou PP, Del Mar CB. Antibiotics for sore throat. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD000023. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000023.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Griffith University, School of Medicine, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    Bond University, Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice (CREBP), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

*Anneliese Spinks, School of Medicine, Griffith University, University Drive, Meadowbrook, Queensland, 4031, Australia.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions), comment added to review
  2. Published Online: 5 NOV 2013


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