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Health chiefs considering putting antibiotic prescribing targets into GP contract


Could there be a correlation between reduced antibiotic prescribing in general practice and increased prescribing in hospitals and elsewhere. Clearly there is a perception somewhere that these people need them... Maybe the patients know they will not get them from their gP so they go elsewhere, or maybe they just need them and become more ill, needing hospital treatment. It seems bizarre to target the group of doctors who are reducing prescribing and not those who are increasing it..

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10 Oct 2014

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