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GPs should refuse rather than delay antibiotics for coughs and colds, Cochrane review concludes


This is where, we as a good GP should be able to contribute. I noticed patients that's known me for a while will trust my judgement and will be happy with my advice. They usually don't abuse the delayed script. On the other hand, those that's not developed a long term doctor-patient relationship often are demanding and distrusting. This is, of course not helped by daily mail and Jeremy Hunt's smear campaign. So I tend not to give delayed script for those that I think will ignore the advice. Instead I'll promise to see them again if they become unwell. Surely, that's common sense?

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16 May 2013

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