Antibiotic prescribing rates in England are falling

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7359.340/a (Published 10 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:340
  1. Azeem Majeed (a.majeed@ucl.ac.uk), professor of primary care and public health,
  2. Tom Wrigley, general practitioner
  1. University College London, London WC1H 9QU
  2. Manor Health Centre, London SW4 6EB

    EDITOR—The figure in Dobson's short article in the news roundup shows that Greek doctors prescribe the most antibiotics.1 In contrast, general practitioners in England have responded to concerns about the overuse of antibiotics by reducing their antibiotic prescribing rates.2 The number of antibiotic prescriptions dispensed in the community decreased by 25% between 1995 …

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