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Antibiotic prescribing 'increased by 40% in a decade'


I agree with most people that when my prescribing is not as recommended then it is due to patient pressure. Even if I say Abx will so nothing you are fit and healthy your body will heal itself etc then I often get the answer "I want to give them a try anyway". I have had patients go to other gp's, ooh or A&E and be given Abx after I have declined, and next time come expecting them as the other ( read better) doctor gave me them. GP's do have a role to play but need other docs on board and need support that is more than a few posters in the waiting room.

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05 Aug 2014

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