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Improving antibiotic prescribing in acute respiratory tract infections
  1. Leanne Eddie
  1. Correspondence to Dr Leanne Eddie, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole BH15 2JB, UK; leanne.eddie{at}poole.nhs.uk

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This Norwegian cluster randomised controlled trial assessed the effects of multifaceted educational interventions on antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections (RTI) in general practice. Authors of the study hoped to reduce prescription rates and use of broad spectrum antibiotics with their intervention. Seventy-nine medical education groups, totalling 382 general practitioners (GPs), were recruited in the study. …

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