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 Antibiotic Prescribing Audit Regarding Respiratory Tract Infections in Primary Healthcare Name of student Institution affiliation Abstract The inappropriate use of antibiotics especially regarding respiratory tract infection has been a global concern over the years. The improper use has culminated in the development of resistant microbes which leads to widespread outbreaks of bacterial infections poor prognosis and increased health cost among other consequences. This study seeks to conduct an audit on the current trend of antibiotic use in the primary health care setting using respiratory tract infections as the backbone of the research. The study seeks to determine the trend by finding out the compliance level to NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and PHE (Public Health England) guidelines on the prescription in the treatment of respiratory tract infections. The trend will also be determined by identifying the most common antibiotics that are prescribed inappropriately regarding the management from patients with respiratory tract infections in six countries: Results from the happy audit study. Antibiotics 2(4) pp.477-484. Llor C. Cots J.M. López-Valcárcel B.G. Arranz J. García G. Ortega J. Gómez M. Guerra G. Monedero M.J. Alcántara J.D. and Paredes J. 2012. Interventions to reduce antibiotic prescription for lower respiratory tract infections: Happy Audit study. European Respiratory Journal 40(2) pp.436-441. NICE 2015. Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use NICE guidelines [NG15]. NICE. Available at NICE 2015i. Antibiotic prescribing – especially broad spectrum antibiotics NICE advice [KTT9]. NICE. Available at Public Health England (PHE) 2015. Management of infection guidance for primary care for consultation and local adaptation. London: Crown Sigurðardóttir N. Nielsen A.B.S. Munck A. and Bjerrum L. 2015. Appropriateness of antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract infections in general practice: Comparison between Denmark and Iceland. Scandinavian journal of primary health care 33(4) pp.269-274. [...]

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I have been given the topic of an antibiotic prescribing audit in primary care, mainly in GP surgeries. I want to focus it on the prescribing of antibiotics in respiratory tract infections. The proposal would involve following the guidelines set in the attachments, designing the audit, critical literature appraisal and discovering the desired intentions and outcomes of an audit. Note that this MUST be based on UK guidelines e.g. National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Subject Area: Health Care

Document Type: Speech

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Project's rating is 5/5

Price $110

Words 3850

Pages 14

Completed in 27 days

Expert Carkim G

Client Review

Writer was very accommodating.


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