Is resistance developing to antibiotic advice?


It's often said that GPs are specialists in managing uncertainty. Unfortunately, patients are not - at least when it comes to using antibiotics. 

While public health campaigns have long drummed home the message that coughs and colds don’t need antibiotics, individual patients still feel uncertain about exactly how antibiotics should be used for themselves.

This is evident from interviews conducted with 32 people who were recruited on a Queensland university campus. 

Published in BMC Public Health, their responses show