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Education and self-evaluation as tools to improve antibiotic prescriptions at primary care health centers

Research project
Active research
Project size
242 000 SEK
Project period
2016 - ongoing
Project owner
Fredrik Carlsson, Gunnar Jacobsson, Elina Lampi

Short description

The Swedish strategic program against antibiotic resistance (Strama) educates health care workers about guidelines of correct antibiotics prescription and informs the general public about the consequences of antibiotic resistance. During 2012 and 2014 two different interventions targeting physicians and nurses took place in nearly all primary care health centers in western Sweden. The first intervention consisted of a visit from a Strama peer at each health center. Every personnel (physicians, nurses) was informed about correct antibiotics prescription, and how the health center prescribed compared to other centers and the region as a whole. The second intervention was conducted by the health center itself; physicians shared their rate of prescriptions for different indications and antibiotics.
Here we investigate if the intervens.