Funding for this research was provided by:
Health Services Research Programme (HPRU-2012-10047)
Received: 16 August 2019
Accepted: 4 June 2020
First Online: 21 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki [CitationRef removed]. The study was approved by the local data protection officer (2013/9352) and the regional ethical committee of Western Norway approved the waiver of informed consent (2013/1305). All patients treated with antibiotics received an information leaflet at the ward about the study and provided the opportunity to withdraw from the study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.