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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on community antibiotic prescribing and stewardship: a qualitative interview study with general practitioners in England

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the delivery of primary care services. We aimed to identify general practitioners’ (GPs’) perceptions and experiences of how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced antibiotic prescribing and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in general practice in England. Twenty-four semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 GPs at two time-points: autumn 2020 (14 interviews) and spring 2021 (10 interviews). Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed and an...

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Not peer reviewed

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10.1101/2021.11.19.21266529

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6029-5291
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Publisher:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Publisher's website
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medRxiv Journal website
Publication date:
2021-11-19
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English
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1211686
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pubs:1211686
Deposit date:
2021-11-22

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