Evaluation of the Do Bugs Need Drugs? program in British Columbia: Can we curb antibiotic prescribing?

@article{McKay2011EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the Do Bugs Need Drugs? program in British Columbia: Can we curb antibiotic prescribing?},
  author={Rachel M McKay and L Vrbova and Elaine Isabelle Fuertes and Mei Mei Chong and S. Theodore David and Kim Dreher and Dale Purych and Edith Blondel-Hill and Bonnie Henry and Fawziah H Marra and Perry R. W. Kendall and David M. Patrick},
  journal={The Canadian journal of infectious diseases & medical microbiology = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie medicale},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={19-24}
}
OBJECTIVE Antibiotic resistance is accelerated by the overuse of antibiotics. Do Bugs Need Drugs? is an educational program adapted in British Columbia to target both the public and health care professionals, with the aim of reducing unnecessary prescribing. The current article presents a descriptive evaluation of the impact of the program over the first four years. METHOD Program implementation was measured by the amount of educational material distributed and the level of participation in… CONTINUE READING