Dealing with antibiotic overuse in aged care

Inappropriate antibiotic use in aged care facilities is rife and needs urgent fixing, infectious disease specialists say.

Their qualitative research, published in the MJA, suggests the problem requires a different approach to what is being proposed or already adopted in other clinical settings.

In particular, the lack of onsite GPs, the common practice of prescribing over the phone and a reliance on locum doctors is associated with