Prescribing antibiotics in general practice

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6942.1511 (Published 04 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1511
  1. W Howe
  1. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR.

    EDITOR, - Conrad M Harris and David C E F Lloyd have tried to address an important issue for general practitioners considering their antibiotic prescribing behaviour.1 Their work, however, is descriptive, and no firm conclusions should be drawn from it on the optimum treatment of infections (often respiratory) in general practice.

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