- Parent satisfaction and reporting of symptoms may have been influenced
by personal beliefs and preconceptions about the advantages and disadvantages
of abx treatment.
- Although physicians accept the idea of watchful waiting, they perceive
a barrier to its implementation is parental reluctance, however, this
has been shown in this study and other studies to not be the case.
DP, Chonmaitree T, Pittman C, Saeed K, Friedman NR, Uchida T, Baldwin
CD. Nonsevere Acute Otitis Media: A Clinical Trial Comparing Outcomes
of Watchful Waiting Versus Immediate Antibiotic Treatment. Pediatrics