Determinants of physician antibiotic prescribing behavior: a 3 year cohort study in Portugal.

@article{Rodrigues2016DeterminantsOP,
  title={Determinants of physician antibiotic prescribing behavior: a 3 year cohort study in Portugal.},
  author={Ant{\'o}nio Teixeira Rodrigues and M{\^o}nica Boehler Iglesias Azevedo Ferreira and Mar{\'i}a Pi{\~n}eiro-Lamas and Am{\'i}lcar Celta Falc{\~a}o and Adolfo Figueiras and Maria Teresa Herdeiro},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2016},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={949-57}
}
Objectives Antibiotic misprescription is a major driver of resistance, which is a worldwide public health problem. Therefore, our aim is to assess the influence of the determinants of physician prescribing on the quality of antibiotic use. Methods A 3 year cohort study including all primary-care physicians working in Portugal's Central Regional Health Administration (n = 1094) was conducted. We assessed the determinants of prescribing using a pre-validated, personally addressed, reply-paid… CONTINUE READING
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