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Effectiveness of multifaceted educational programme to reduce antibiotic dispensing in primary care: practice based randomised controlled trial.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and costs of a multifaceted flexible educational programme aimed at reducing antibiotic dispensing at the practice level in primary care. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial with general practices as the unit of randomisation and analysis. Clinicians and researchers were blinded to group allocation until after randomisation. SETTING: 68 general practices with about 480,000 patients in Wales, United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: 34 practices were randomised t...

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10.1136/bmj.d8173

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Butler, CC More by this author
Simpson, SA More by this author
Dunstan, F More by this author
Rollnick, S More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
344
Issue:
7843
Pages:
d8173
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:869d4bea-ae94-49a2-abe1-da87b31d8863
Source identifiers:
418162
Local pid:
pubs:418162

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