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Identifying English practices that are high antibiotic prescribers accounting for comorbidities and other legitimate medical reasons for variation

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Seeing one's practice as a high antibiotic prescriber compared to general practices with similar patient populations can be one of the best motivators for change. Current comparisons are based on age-sex weighting of the practice population for expected prescribing rates (STAR-PU). Here, we investigate whether there is a need to additionally account for further potentially legitimate medical reasons for higher antibiotic prescribing.


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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.eclinm.2018.12.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5962-4238
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Name:
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Funding agency for:
Hollingsworth, T
Grant:
EP/M027503/1
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Name:
NTD ModellingConsortium
Funding agency for:
Hollingsworth, T
Grant:
EP/M027503/1
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
EClinicalMedicine More from this journal
Volume:
6
Pages:
36-41
Publication date:
2018-12-12
Acceptance date:
2018-12-03
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EISSN:
2589-5370
Language:
English
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pubs:969915
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uuid:d03e1b1f-7baf-48a1-8d32-8d08a750ee38
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pubs:969915
Source identifiers:
969915
Deposit date:
2019-02-11

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