Letters Cash for cutting antibiotic use

Cash for cutting antibiotic use: a novel initiative that needs to be properly thought through

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1857 (Published 05 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1857
  1. Jayanta Mukherjee, consultant physician and deputy associate medical director, emergency governance
  1. Warwick Hospital, Warwick CV34 5BW, UK
  1. Mukherjeej{at}me.com

The concept of using financial carrots for health promotion is not new. The menace of antibiotic resistance is with us now, so the use of financial rewards to reduce antibiotic prescription merits discussion.1

Antibiotic resistance and Clostridium difficile infections are associated with overuse of broad spectrum antibiotics.2 …

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