Antibiotics take centre stage in new ENT 'do not do' list

Antibiotics take centre stage in the latest round of advice on inappropriate medical practices from the Choosing Wisely campaign.

Overuse of CT scans and MRI for people with ear, nose and throat conditions is also being targeted in the recommendations drawn up by the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (ASOHNS) and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).​

Here are five key recommendations:

  1. Don’t prescribe oral antibiotics for uncomplicated acute discharge from grommets