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GPs the target in the fight against antimicrobial resistance


Antibiotic prescribing in primary care is likely to increase as the population ages and increasingly we are pressured to keep more an more frail people out of hospital. However the sorts of antibiotics we usae like penicillin, trimethoprim and doxycycline are fairly narrow and nothing like the iv carbapenems and other potent drugs that hospitals use. A lot of this nonsense comes down to cheap gimmicks, politicking and weak representation of general practice at a national level.

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01 Apr 2019

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