Giving GPs Feedback On Their Prescribing Habits

Giving GPs Feedback On Their Prescribing Habits

Giving GPs Feedback On Their Prescribing Habits

Dated : 16 Feb, 2019

Posted In : Other News



Description

Giving GPs feedback on their prescribing habits can reduce excessive use of antibiotics

The results show that giving feedback to GPs with the highest antibiotic prescribing rates cut prescribing by an average of 3.3% over 6 months. The letter led to over 73000 fewer prescriptions and direct savings of over £92000 in prescription costs. The trial was a collaboration between England's Chief Medical Officer, Public Health England, the Department of Health, and the Behavioural Insights Team.

Overuse of antibiotics, which is dominated by primary care prescribing, has contributed to the development of resistance to these drugs. The UK has a 5-year (2013 to 2018) aim of reducing antibiotic prescribing in primary care by 4%. Effective solutions are urgently needed, and one area of growing interest is using behavioural science to help GPs to improve their prescribing.


WHY REGISTRATION KARWALO?

members and certification