Is delayed prescribing an effective and tolerable strategy to lower the antibiotic use for respiratory tract infections in general practice? (completed)
Illustration: Kjell Aukrust
About the project
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing challenge worldwide, due to widespread antibiotics use. Delayed prescribing has the potential to lower unnecessary antibiotics use. However, the tolerability and near clinical setting effect has not been evaluated.
Material/methods: three studies are carried out;
Study 1: An antibiotics prescription and dispension data based descriptive study, consisting of data from 208 GPs during two one year periods.
Study 2: Questionnaire study on GPs use and and patients uptake of wait-and-see prescriptions.
Study 3: Qualitative study on GPs attitudes to, and experiences with, delayed prescribing.