Long Term Effect of General Practitioner Education on Antibiotic Prescribing

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


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


Respiratory Tract Infections


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


Henri Mondor Hospital, department of general practice


Active, not recruiting


Henri Mondor University Hospital

Results (where available)

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

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