AMR and dis­pens­ing

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COM­MU­NITY phar­macy dis­pens­ing of an­tibi­otics has been placed un­der the mi­cro­scope in a study in­ves­ti­gat­ing the “re­la­tion­ship be­tween an­timi­cro­bial-re­sis­tance pro­grams and an­tibi­otic dis­pens­ing for up­per res­pi­ra­tory tract in­fec­tion: An anal­y­sis of Aus­tralian data be­tween 2004 and 2015”.

As­so­ci­a­tions with a num­ber of in­ter­ven­tions, in­clud­ing a se­ries of na­tion­wide ed­u­ca­tional and ad­ver­tis­ing in­ter­ven­tions for gen­eral prac­ti­tion­ers and con­sumers im­ple­mented in Aus­tralia be­tween 2009 and 2015 were stud­ied re­veal­ing on av­er­age 14% to­tal re­duc­tion in dis­pensed scripts af­ter the se­ries of in­ter­ven­tion pro­grams be­gan in 2009 - jour­nals.sagepub.com.

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