GPs remain under pressure to prescribe antibiotics for URTIs

POLL: Do you give in to pressure from patients to prescribe for URTIs?

A survey of 1019 Australians found 76% expect an antibiotic for an ear, nose, throat or chest infection. Just over half (51%) said they would ask for antibiotics for such an illness.

In a blog published today, CEO Dr Lynn Weekes, said Australian doctors were generally excellent prescribers but there was an anomaly with antibiotics.

“Many note