GP-NAPS: The feasibility of passive audit of antibiotic prescribing in general practice

  • Principal Investigator
    A/Prof Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

Project Details

GPs provide nearly 9 out of 10 prescriptions for antibiotics. A high rate of this antibiotic prescribing does not comply with Therapeutic Guidelines. This means that many antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate, which is a problem given the global increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria.

This project is determining the feasibility of a passive GP National Antibiotic Prescribing Survey (NAPS) rather than using onsite auditing of patient files. This would form a key component of a quality improvement activity to optimize appropriate antibiotic prescribing in general practice.

Ethics approval - The University of Melbourne

Research Outcomes

Research Group

Data for Decisions

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

General Practice

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