Respiratory Tract Infections Among Children Younger than 5 years


Acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are managed at more than 6 million general practice visits each year in Australia.

RTIs such as the common cold (acute upper respiratory tract infection [URTI]), acute bronchitis/bronchiolitis, acute tonsillitis and pneumonia create a severe health and economic burden.1


Learning Outcomes

  1. Reflect on the current management in Australian general practice of common respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in children younger than 5 years       
  2. Name the four common RTIs in association with their six management options  
  3. Identify a minimum of three influential factors of the GP management of paediatric RTIs in Australia



Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Paediatric Medicine
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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