Reducing antibiotic use in primary care: a cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of decision aids about antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections [ 2017 - 2020 ]

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Researchers: Prof Tammy Hoffmann (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Elaine Beller Prof Paul Glasziou Prof Christopher Del Mar Prof Lyndal Trevena

Brief description Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide crisis. It means antibiotics no longer work. Reducing their use is critical. Acute respiratory infections (eg ear infections, sore throats, cough) are a target for reducing use as they are the most common reason that general practitioners (GPs) prescribe antibiotics, despite being usually not needed. This trial will test if decision aids reduce antibiotic use, by helping GPs and patients to discuss their benefits and harms and jointly decide about their use.

Funding Amount $AUD 333,655.40

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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