Summary: For adults with lower respiratory tract infections, a delayed-prescription strategy (giving the patient an antibiotic prescription to fill if not feeling better in 2-3 days) may be associated with a lower rate of return consultations for new or worsening symptoms compared to prescribing antibiotics to be started immediately; without any increased risk of hospital admission or death.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28533265/

Strength of Recommendation= B

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