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Treatment of fever and over-the-counter medicines
  1. Edward Purssell
  1. Edward Purssell, King’s College London, James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA, UK; edward.purssell{at}kcl.ac.uk

Abstract

Health policy is aimed at increasing homecare and deregulating the supply of drugs. This study used parental reports of the treatment of fever as an indicator of possible problems that may result from this policy, finding that the use of ineffective treatments and the overuse of drugs were common.

  • Child, preschool
  • body temperature
  • health policy
  • home care

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  • Competing interests: None.

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