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Why do people purchase antibiotics over-the-counter? A qualitative study with patients, clinicians and dispensers in central, eastern and western Nepal

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Introduction Over-the-counter (OTC) use of antibiotics contributes to the burgeoning rise in antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Drawing on qualitative research methods, this article explores the characteristics of OTC sales of antibiotic in Nepal, its drivers and implications for policy. Methods Data were collected in and around three tertiary hospitals in eastern, western and central Nepal. Using pre-defined guides, a mix of semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions were conducted...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005829

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8981-3910
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ORCID:
0000-0002-6716-7732
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
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BMJ Global Health More from this journal
Volume:
6
Issue:
5
Article number:
e005829
Publication date:
2021-05-11
Acceptance date:
2021-04-26
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EISSN:
2059-7908
Pmid:
33975888
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1176875
Local pid:
pubs:1176875
Deposit date:
2021-07-22

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