Prescribing Antimicrobial Drugs for Acute Gastroenteritis, Primary Care, Australia, 2013-2018

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2021

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He, Wen-Qiang
Kirk, Martyn
Hall, John J
Liu, Bette

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US National Centre for Infectious Diseases

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During 2013-2018, antimicrobial drugs were prescribed for 6.8% of cases of acute gastroenteritis encountered in general practice in Australia, including 35.7% of Salmonella infections and 54.1% of Campylobacter infections, During, that time, prescriptions for acute gastroenteritis decreased by 2.0%. Managing infectious gastroenteritis in general practice will require greater antimicrobial stewardship.

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Journal article

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Open Access

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10.3201/eid2705.203692

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