King's College London

Research portal

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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
Volume59
Issue number567
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

King's Authors

Abstract

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.

View graph of relations

© 2018 King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS | England | United Kingdom | Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454