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Long Term Effect of General Practitioner Education on Antibiotic Prescribing

2014-08-27 03:14:27 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Respiratory tract infections are the most common indication for antibiotic prescribing in primary care. Several studies have shown a strong relationship between antibiotic use and bacterial resistance. The aim of this trial was to assess the long-term effect of a continuous education program on general practitioners antibiotic prescribing behaviour. 170 physicians were included in this study. Physicians randomized in the education group attended a two days seminar focused on evidence-based guidelines on antibiotic use in respiratory tract infections. The intervention was limited at physicians level and did not target the patients.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Conditions

Respiratory Tract Infections

Intervention

Experimental: Training to antibiotic prescription, No education on antibiotic prescription rules.

Location

Henri Mondor Hospital, department of general practice
Créteil
France
94000

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Henri Mondor University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:27-0400

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