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Antibiotic prescribing and resistance in primary care: implications for intervention

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Antibiotic resistance is an important societal health issue. The greatest risk factor for developing a resistant infection is antibiotic use. Almost 75% of all antibiotics in the UK are prescribed in the community, and mostly for acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs). Yet, the majority of RTIs are self-limiting, viral and do not need antibiotic treatment, especially in young children. While the effects of antibiotic-resistant infections have been widely studied...

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University of Oxford

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University of Oxford
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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