Influence of patient payment on antibiotic prescribing in Irish general practice: a cohort study.

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BACKGROUND Antibiotics are widely believed to be overused and misused. Approximately 80% of all prescriptions for antibiotics are written by GPs. There are many external factors that influence a GP's decision to prescribe, including patient pressure. Access to primary care services operates on a two-tier system in the Republic of Ireland: General Medical… (More)
DOI: 10.3399/bjgp11X593820

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@article{Murphy2011InfluenceOP, title={Influence of patient payment on antibiotic prescribing in Irish general practice: a cohort study.}, author={Marion P. Murphy and Stephen Byrne and Colin P Bradley}, journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners}, year={2011}, volume={61 590}, pages={e549-55} }