Immediate and delayed antibiotic prescribing strategies used by Australian early-career general practitioners

CONCLUSION: Australian early-career GPs use "no prescribing" for ARTIs substantially more than established GPs, but, except for URTIs, still prescribe antibiotics in excess of validated benchmarks. They may use "delayed prescribing" more often than European GPs. They may use "delayed prescribing" to manage diagnostic uncertainty and, possibly, conflicting influences on prescribing behaviour. Consequently, the use of "delayed prescribing" may enable a transition to an environment of more rational antibiotic prescribing for ARTIs.PMID:34097641 | DOI:10.3399/BJGP.2021.0026
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