Young GPs over-prescribe antibiotics: study

Young GPs are prescribing antibiotics unnecessarily, particularly for respiratory infections, an Australian study shows.

The large study of trainee consultations finds that antibiotic prescribing for respiratory infections is higher than justified by guidelines.

Data from more than 48,000 patient encounters involving 401 trainees shows antibiotics were prescribed for about one fifth of upper respiratory tract infections and almost three quarters of

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