Journal article

Improvement of dental prescribing practices using education and a prescribing tool: A pilot intervention study

Leanne Teoh, Kay Stewart, Rodrigo J Marino, Michael J McCullough

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIMS: Antibiotic resistance is a global public health problem. Around 55% of dental antibiotic prescribing is deemed inappropriate. The aim of this multimodal interventional pilot study was to assess the effect on prescribing of education and a dentally designed prescribing website. METHODS: Twenty-six dentists were recruited for the 12-week study using a pre-post design. Dentists self-recorded their prescribing of antibiotics, analgesics and anxiolytics for 6 weeks. After dentists were provided education and website access, they recorded their prescribing for a further 6 weeks. Four outcomes were measured comparing the prescribing before and after the intervention: (i) the number of inappro..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Dental Research Foundation


Awarded by Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship


Funding Acknowledgements

Australian Dental Research Foundation, Grant/Award Number: 332-2018; Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, Grant/Award Number: 241616