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The Effect of Alternative Graphical Displays Used to Present the Benefits of Antibiotics for Sore Throat on Decisions about Whether to Seek Treatment: A Randomized Trial

  • Cheryl L. L. Carling mail,

    cheryl.carling@kunnskapssenteret.no

    Affiliation: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway

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  • Doris Tove Kristoffersen,

    Affiliation: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway

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  • Signe Flottorp,

    Affiliation: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway

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  • Atle Fretheim,

    Affiliation: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway

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  • Andrew D. Oxman,

    Affiliation: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway

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  • Holger J. Schünemann,

    Affiliation: Clinical Research and INFORMAtion Translation Unit, and Department of Epidemiology, Italian National Cancer Institute Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

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  • Elie A. Akl,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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  • Jeph Herrin,

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Thomas D. MacKenzie,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Denver Health and Hospital Authority and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Victor M. Montori

    Affiliation: Knowledge and Encounter Research Unit, Division of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Published: August 25, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000140

About the Authors

Cheryl L. L. Carling, Doris Tove Kristoffersen, Signe Flottorp, Atle Fretheim, Andrew D. Oxman
Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway
Holger J. Schünemann
Clinical Research and INFORMAtion Translation Unit, and Department of Epidemiology, Italian National Cancer Institute Regina Elena, Rome, Italy
Elie A. Akl
Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America
Jeph Herrin
Division of Cardiology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Thomas D. MacKenzie
Department of Internal Medicine, Denver Health and Hospital Authority and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Victor M. Montori
Knowledge and Encounter Research Unit, Division of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: cheryl.carling@kunnskapssenteret.no

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CLC DTK SF AF ADO HJS EAA JH TDM VMM. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: CLC DTK SF AF ADO HJS EAA JH TDM VMM. Designed the experiments/the study: CLC DTK AF ADO EAA JH TDM VMM. Analyzed the data: CLC DTK. Collected data/did experiments for the study: CLC SF. Enrolled patients: SF. Wrote the first draft of the paper: CLC DTK. Contributed to the writing of the paper: CLC DTK SF AF ADO HJS EAA JH TDM VMM. Participated in the conduct of the trial: SF.