Optimising the quality of antibiotic prescribing in out-of-hours primary care in Belgium: a study protocol for an action research project

@inproceedings{Colliers2017OptimisingTQ,
  title={Optimising the quality of antibiotic prescribing in out-of-hours primary care in Belgium: a study protocol for an action research project},
  author={Annelies Colliers and S. A. M. Coenen and H. Tuinhout Philips and Roy Remmen and Sibyl Anthierens},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2017}
}
INTRODUCTION Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health threat driven by inappropriate antibiotic use, mainly in general practice and for respiratory tract infections. In Belgium, the quality of general practitioners' (GPs) antibiotic prescribing is low. To improve antibiotic use, we need a better understanding of this quality problem and corresponding interventions. A general practitioners cooperative (GPC) for out-of-hours (OOH) care presents a unique opportunity to reach a large group… CONTINUE READING
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