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Which practices are high antibiotic prescribers? A cross-sectional analysis

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Kay Yee Wang, Paul Seed, Peter Schofield, Saima Ibrahim, Mark Ashworth

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e315-e320
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Issue number567
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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Substantial variation in antibiotic prescribing between general practices persists but has not previously been explored at national level. Using national data, a multiple regression model was produced containing nine practice and population characteristics, which explained 17.2% of the variance in antibiotic prescribing. Practice location in the north of England was the strongest predictor of high antibiotic prescribing (beta = 0.17). National consultation-level and qualitative studies are needed to help further explain these findings and improve understanding of this variation.

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