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Explaining variation in antibiotic prescribing between general practices in the UK

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Objectives:Primary care practices in England differ in antibiotic prescribing rates, and, anecdotally, prescribers justify high prescribing rates based on their individual case mix. The aim of this paper was to explore to what extent factors such as patient comorbidities explain this variation in antibiotic prescribing. Methods:Primary care consultation and prescribing data recorded in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database in 2013 were used. Boosted regression trees (BRTs) and negati...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jac/dkx501

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Dept of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Department:
Unknown
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ORCID:
0000-0001-7097-8950
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7191-115X
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy More from this journal
Volume:
73
Issue:
suppl_2
Pages:
ii27-ii35
Publication date:
2018-02-27
Acceptance date:
2017-11-25
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EISSN:
1460-2091
ISSN:
0305-7453
Pmid:
29490059
Language:
English
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pubs:957914
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uuid:adb7ea60-9c34-471e-9db5-e141da6409cc
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pubs:957914
Source identifiers:
957914
Deposit date:
2019-04-09

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