Palmer And Buchner Summary

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The article by Diana Palmer and Howard Bauchner discusses and compares the opinions and concerns that both parents and pediatricians have about antibiotics. The argument made was that parents are sometimes not knowledgeable about antibiotics and pressure pediatricians to unnecessarily prescribe antibiotics. However, Palmer and Bauchner believe that by educating the parents through proper communication between pediatrician and patient the proper prescription of antibiotics will increase. The assertion is backed by research done in Massachusetts, where a four hundred patient survey was concluded from both private practices and a public healthcare center and a survey answered by sixty-one pediatrics. The research discovered that parents do have
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