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Key Action Statement Profile: KAS 3A

Aggregate evidence quality Grade B 
Benefits Increased likelihood of more rapid resolution of symptoms. Increased likelihood of resolution of AOM. 
Risks, harms, cost Adverse events attributable to antibiotics, such as diarrhea, diaper dermatitis, and allergic reactions. Overuse of antibiotics leads to increased bacterial resistance. Cost of antibiotics. 
Benefits-harms assessment Preponderance of benefit over harm. 
Value judgments None 
Role of patient preference None 
Intentional vagueness None 
Exclusions None 
Strength Strong Recommendation 
Aggregate evidence quality Grade B 
Benefits Increased likelihood of more rapid resolution of symptoms. Increased likelihood of resolution of AOM. 
Risks, harms, cost Adverse events attributable to antibiotics, such as diarrhea, diaper dermatitis, and allergic reactions. Overuse of antibiotics leads to increased bacterial resistance. Cost of antibiotics. 
Benefits-harms assessment Preponderance of benefit over harm. 
Value judgments None 
Role of patient preference None 
Intentional vagueness None 
Exclusions None 
Strength Strong Recommendation 
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