Study on antibiotic prescribing for common infections in UK identifies areas for improvement

MartinaMartina Administrator admin
edited May 17 in Quality Street

New paper - Antibiotic prescribing for common infections in UK general practice: variability and drivers - examines variations across general practices and factors associated with antibiotic prescribing for common infections in UK primary care to identify potential targets for improvement and optimization of prescribing.
https://academic.oup.com/jac/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jac/dkz163/5481890

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  • MartinaMartina Administrator admin

    Researchers observed variation between practices and within a practice for the propensity to prescribe antibiotics for each common infection, that increased over time. Updates to guidelines had no effect on reducing prescribing rates

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