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New antibiotic rules just highlight the magic of the prescribing pad


The problem is - standard medical thinking assumes patients go running to the doctor for any little sniffle. In my case I deal with frequently occurring viruses at home without troubling the doctor. On the infrequent occasion that I do attend with an infection, after having self-managed and self-triaged for weeks, I would like to be taken seriously and provided with treatment. But doctors are unaware of context, they just simplistically assume that everything patients present with is a cold, until such point that the patient is hospitalised with sepsis.

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25 Aug 2015

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