Don’t diss GPs who stretch the boundaries
GPs who dabble in complementary medicine are used to being dissed and derided by their more conventional counterparts, but a study of prescribing practices paints them in a positive light.
Published in BMJ Open, it notes that practices with GPs trained in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) appear to be more responsible than other practices when it comes to prescribing antibiotics.
The authors suggest they may hold the key to reducing antibiotic overprescribing.
The study is based on an analysis of data from more than