Antibiotic scripts cut when patients involved

A tool for involving patients in decision making can halve the use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections, a study shows.

Patients who saw a doctor trained in using the tool went on to use antibiotics immediately after 27% of consults, compared with 52% of patients receiving usual care, Canadian researchers found.

The decision-support tool, known as DECISION+2, focuses on communicating the benefits

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