Should pharmacists be allowed to prescribe antibiotics?
Australian researchers appear to have found evidence in favour of pharmacists being able to prescribe select antibiotics.
Faced with 380 simulated cases, the 90 participating pharmacists in the Curtin University study chose the correct antibiotic 87.9% of the time.
The study was structured in such a way that the pharmacists did not need to make a diagnosis.
Presentations included community acquired pneumonia, otitis media, UTI in pregnancy, mid early cellulitis and acute pyelonephritis.
The study demonstrates