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Containing antibiotic resistance: decreased antibiotic-resistant coliform urinary tract infections with reduction in antibiotic prescribing by general practices.

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BACKGROUND: GPs are urged to prescribe antibiotics less frequently, despite lack of evidence linking reduced antibiotic prescribing with reductions in resistance at a local level. AIM: To investigate associations between changes in antibiotic dispensing and changes in antibiotic resistance at general-practice level. DESIGN OF STUDY: Seven-year study of dispensed antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in coliform isolates from urine samples routinely submitted from general practice. SETTING: G...

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Butler, CC More by this author
Dunstan, F More by this author
Heginbothom, M More by this author
Roberts, Z More by this author
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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
57
Issue:
543
Pages:
785-792
Publication date:
2007-10-05
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:6bf42cd3-5f85-46bd-92c1-872888b9864a
Source identifiers:
430908
Local pid:
pubs:430908

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