Journal article

Developing a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing in Australian General Practice: A Simulation Study

Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Ruby Biezen, Karin Thursky, Douglas Boyle, Malcolm Clark, Sean Lo, Kirsty Buising

Medical Decision Making | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020


Background. Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing can lead to antimicrobial resistance and drug side effects. Tools that assist general practitioners (GPs) in prescribing decisions may help to optimize prescribing. The aim of this study was to explore the use, acceptability, and feasibility of a clinical decision support (CDS) tool that incorporates evidence-based guidelines and consumer information that integrates with the electronic medical record (EMR). Methods. Eight GPs completed an interview and brief survey after participating in 2 simulated consultations. The survey consisted of demographic questions, perception of realism and representativeness of consultations, Post-Study System Usa..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all of the GPs who participated in this research and the HABIC R<SUP>2</SUP> staff at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, who helped to develop CDS tool and the simulation environment. The researchers gratefully acknowledge Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Foundation for their support of this project.