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10-20 % antibiotics may be prescribed inappropriately


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Most inappropriate prescriptions for sore throat, cough, sinusitis and ear infections.

The more antibiotic are used, the less effective they become.

Compared prescriptions against clinical treatment guidelines for the condition.

Data from 3,740,186 English GP prescriptions was used in the study.

The study was published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

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Imperial College London (ICL)

Public research university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC)

Medical journal which covers antimicrobial chemotherapy.

Public Health England (PHE)

Health protection agency.

University of Groningen

Public Research university.

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Antibiotic Resistance