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‘General practitioners prescribe antibiotics for some against guidelines in’

‘General practitioners prescribe antibiotics for some against guidelines in’

Dutch general practitioners to prescribe respiratory infections often antibiotics for while the guidelines in these cases are not recommend.

This concludes, among other things, the NIVEL, the Dutch institute for healthcare research, after research.

If laryngitis is there in 57 percent of cases, antibiotics are prescribed while the guidelines that do not recommend it. It may be that doctors do this because the patient really insists, but also, for example, because the doctor’s guidelines actually not so trust.

In general, Dutch general practitioners are known as reserved in the prescription of antibiotics, at least in comparison with their European colleagues. By the (too) much use of antibiotics is the efficacy on the duration less.

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