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 Audience
GP, GP Registrar, Specialist, Doctors in Training (DIT), Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
ACRRM - Fellow: 1 pt
ACRRM - Non Fellow: 1 pt
RACGP: 2 pts
Paediatric Medicine

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