R Gonzales

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing for adults with colds, upper respiratory tract infections, and bronchitis by ambulatory care physicians
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA
    JAMA 278:901-4. 1997
  2. ncbi request reprint Excessive antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections in the United States
    R Gonzales
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:757-62. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Uncomplicated acute bronchitis
    R Gonzales
    Campus Box B 180, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Ann Intern Med 133:981-91. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Decreasing antibiotic use in ambulatory practice: impact of a multidimensional intervention on the treatment of uncomplicated acute bronchitis in adults
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA
    JAMA 281:1512-9. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Principles of appropriate antibiotic use for treatment of uncomplicated acute bronchitis: background
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Campus Box B-180, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Ann Intern Med 134:521-9. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Principles of appropriate antibiotic use for treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in adults: background, specific aims, and methods
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Campus Box B-180, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Ann Intern Med 134:479-86. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Measuring antibiotic prescribing practices among ambulatory physicians: accuracy of administrative claims data
    J H Maselli
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:196-201. 2001
  8. pmc Factors associated with antibiotic use for acute bronchitis
    R Gonzales
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 13:541-8. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint Principles of appropriate antibiotic use for treatment of nonspecific upper respiratory tract infections in adults: background
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Campus Box B-180, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Ann Intern Med 134:490-4. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of reducing antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis on patient satisfaction
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 4:105-11. 2001

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing for adults with colds, upper respiratory tract infections, and bronchitis by ambulatory care physicians
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA
    JAMA 278:901-4. 1997
    ..How frequently antibiotics are prescribed for these conditions and for and by whom is not known...
  2. ncbi request reprint Excessive antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections in the United States
    R Gonzales
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:757-62. 2001
    ..This study documents that the amount and cost of excessive antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections by primary care physicians are substantial and establishes potential target rates for antibiotic treatment of selected conditions...
  3. ncbi request reprint Uncomplicated acute bronchitis
    R Gonzales
    Campus Box B 180, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Ann Intern Med 133:981-91. 2000
    ..Decreased rates of antibiotic treatment are not associated with increased utilization, return visits, or dissatisfaction with care...
  4. ncbi request reprint Decreasing antibiotic use in ambulatory practice: impact of a multidimensional intervention on the treatment of uncomplicated acute bronchitis in adults
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA
    JAMA 281:1512-9. 1999
    ..The emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in US communities is due, in part, to the excessive use of antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections...
  5. ncbi request reprint Principles of appropriate antibiotic use for treatment of uncomplicated acute bronchitis: background
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Campus Box B-180, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Ann Intern Med 134:521-9. 2001
    ..3. Patient satisfaction with care for acute bronchitis depends most on physician-patient communication rather than on antibiotic treatment...
  6. ncbi request reprint Principles of appropriate antibiotic use for treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in adults: background, specific aims, and methods
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Campus Box B-180, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Ann Intern Med 134:479-86. 2001
    ..These principles should be used in conjunction with effective patient educational campaigns and enhancements to the health care delivery system that facilitate nonantibiotic treatment of the conditions in question...
  7. ncbi request reprint Measuring antibiotic prescribing practices among ambulatory physicians: accuracy of administrative claims data
    J H Maselli
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:196-201. 2001
    ..Measuring and profiling antibiotic prescribing behavior in relation to group A streptococcal test utilization may overestimate inappropriate antibiotic treatment by physicians enrolled in capitated contracts...
  8. pmc Factors associated with antibiotic use for acute bronchitis
    R Gonzales
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 13:541-8. 1998
    ..These findings suggest that clinicians use the diagnosis of acute bronchitis as an indication for antibiotic treatment, despite clinical trials and expert recommendations to the contrary...
  9. ncbi request reprint Principles of appropriate antibiotic use for treatment of nonspecific upper respiratory tract infections in adults: background
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Campus Box B-180, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Ann Intern Med 134:490-4. 2001
    ..3. Purulent secretions from the nares or throat (commonly observed in patients with uncomplicated upper respiratory tract infection) predict neither bacterial infection nor benefit from antibiotic treatment...
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of reducing antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis on patient satisfaction
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 4:105-11. 2001
    ..Using a patient and clinician educational intervention, we successfully reduced antibiotic use for uncomplicated acute bronchitis. The impact of this intervention on patient satisfaction is not known...
  11. ncbi request reprint Principles of appropriate antibiotic use for treatment of uncomplicated acute bronchitis: background
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, 80262, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 37:720-7. 2001
    ..Patient satisfaction with care for acute bronchitis depends most on physician--patient communication rather than on antibiotic treatment...
  12. ncbi request reprint Principles of appropriate antibiotic use for treatment of nonspecific upper respiratory tract infections in adults: background
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, 80262, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 37:698-702. 2001
    ..3. Purulent secretions from the nares or throat (commonly observed in patients with uncomplicated upper respiratory tract infection) predict neither bacterial infection nor benefit from antibiotic treatment...
  13. pmc The relation between purulent manifestations and antibiotic treatment of upper respiratory tract infections
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo. 80262, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:151-6. 1999
    ..Efforts to reduce antibiotic treatment of URIs should educate clinicians about the limited value of purulent manifestations in predicting antibiotic-responsive disease...
  14. ncbi request reprint Principles of appropriate antibiotic use for treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in adults: background, specific aims, and methods
    R Gonzales
    Divisin of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, 80262, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 37:690-7. 2001
    ..These principles should be used in conjunction with effective patient educational campaigns and enhancements to the health care delivery system that facilitate nonantibiotic treatment of the conditions in question...
  15. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing for patients with colds, upper respiratory tract infections, and bronchitis: A national study of hospital-based emergency departments
    S Stone
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
    Ann Emerg Med 36:320-7. 2000
    ..This study used a national database to evaluate antibiotic use in treating upper respiratory tract infections in emergency departments...
  16. pmc Public beliefs and use of antibiotics for acute respiratory illness
    A A Wilson
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:658-62. 1999
    ..Increased previous antibiotic use among those believing antibiotics to be effective for viral illnesses suggests that improvements are needed in communications to patients and the public about antibiotic appropriateness...