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Clinician-targeted interventions to influence antibiotic prescribing behaviour for acute respiratory infections in primary care: an overview of systematic reviews

Cochrane Library
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This Cochrane Review found insufficient evidence to identify which types of intervention or intervention components are most effective at influencing antibiotic prescribing behaviour for acute respiratory infection (ARI) in primary care. Moderate-quality evidence suggested that the following interventions likely have an important effect on reducing antibiotic prescribing: C-reactive protein point-of-care testing in general practice to reduce antibiotic prescribing with no differences in symptom duration, patient satisfaction, or reconsultation; shared decision making in the management of ARI in general practice to reduce antibiotic prescribing whilst maintaining patient satisfaction and without increasing likelihood of reconsultation and procalcitonin-guided management of ARI in general practice and emergency departments to reduce antibiotic prescribing without affecting health-related quality of life and whilst avoiding treatment failure.

Date added
Created by
Sarah Thomas
Published by
Current Awareness Service for Health