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Microbiology testing associated with antibiotic dispensing in older community-dwelling adults

Peng, Zhuoxin; Hayen, Andrew; Kirk, Martyn; Pearson, Sallie; Cheng, A.C.; Liu, Bette


Background: It is commonly recommended that microbiological assessment should accompany the use of antibiotics prone to resistance. We sought to estimate the rate of microbiology testing and compare this to dispensing of the World Health Organization classified “watch” group antibiotics in primary care. Methods: Data from a cohort of older adults (mean age 69 years) were linked to Australian national health insurance (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme & Medicare Benefits Schedule) records of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-020-05029-z
Access Rights: Open Access


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