Antibiotic scripts noncompliant

The findings come from the National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS), which includes data on 8204 subjects and 13,111 prescriptions.

It revealed that 23% of prescriptions were deemed inappropriate, of which 70% were noncompliant with guidelines – 30% due to prescribing antimicrobials that were too broad for the indication and approximately 20% due to prolonged duration.

Researcher Professor Alex Broom from the University of Queensland has looked at what drives prescribing behaviours and why they have not changed despite what is

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