Journal article

Antibiotic prescribing for acute otitis media and acute sinusitis: a cross-sectional analysis of the ReCEnT study exploring the habits of early career doctors in family practice

Anthea Dallas, Mieke van Driel, Simon Morgan, Amanda Tapley, Kim Henderson, Chris Oldmeadow, Jean Ball, Andrew Davey, Katie Mulquiney, Joshua Davis, Neil Spike, Lawrie McArthur, Rebecca Stewart, Parker Magin



BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is a public health concern, and is linked to over-prescribing. In self-limiting infections such as acute otitis media (AOM) and acute sinusitis, prescribing remains high despite strong guideline recommendations against the routine use of antibiotics. Early career General Practitioners may find evidence-based prescribing challenging. AIM: To establish the prevalence and associations of antibiotic prescribing for AOM and acute sinusitis by Australian vocational trainees in General Practice. METHOD: A cross-sectional analysis of data from the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) study. This ongoing, multicentre prospective cohort study documents t..

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Awarded by General Practice Education and Training Registrar Research Fund

Funding Acknowledgements

this work was supported by the General Practice Education and Training Registrar Research Fund (grant number 024/12 to AD) and the University of Queensland. The ReCEnT project was funded by the participating Regional Training Providers. The Regional Training Providers were funded by the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health.