Empowering appropriate antimicrobial use with rapid diagnostics.

The Problem

Statistics indicate that 90% of RTIs are caused by virus and, in these cases, antibiotics are unlikely to have any clinical benefit for the patient.1 In fact, 80% of LRTIs presenting in primary care are acute bronchitis. Despite evidence of little or no benefit from antibiotics, up to 80% of patients consulting for this condition are prescribed them.2