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How can we improve antibiotic prescribing in primary care?

How can we improve antibiotic prescribing in primary care? Antibiotic stewardship is a necessity given the worldwide antimicrobial resistance crisis. Outpatient antibiotic use represents around 90% of total antibiotic use, with more than half of these prescriptions being either unnecessary or inappropriate. Efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing need to incorporate two complementary strategies: changing healthcare professionals’ behaviour, and modifying the healthcare system. In this review, we present a broad perspective on antibiotic stewardship in primary care in high and high-middle income country settings, focussing on studies published in the last five years. We present the limitations of available literature, discuss perspectives, and provide suggestions for where future work should be concentrated. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy Taylor & Francis

How can we improve antibiotic prescribing in primary care?

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2016 Taylor & Francis
ISSN
1744-8336
eISSN
1478-7210
DOI
10.1586/14787210.2016.1151353
pmid
26853235
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Abstract

Antibiotic stewardship is a necessity given the worldwide antimicrobial resistance crisis. Outpatient antibiotic use represents around 90% of total antibiotic use, with more than half of these prescriptions being either unnecessary or inappropriate. Efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing need to incorporate two complementary strategies: changing healthcare professionals’ behaviour, and modifying the healthcare system. In this review, we present a broad perspective on antibiotic stewardship in primary care in high and high-middle income country settings, focussing on studies published in the last five years. We present the limitations of available literature, discuss perspectives, and provide suggestions for where future work should be concentrated.

Journal

Expert Review of Anti-infective TherapyTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 2, 2016

Keywords: Antibiotic stewardship; general practice; nurse; pharmacist; intervention

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