Cash and competition make doctors prescribe fewer antibiotics

日期:2019-03-05 03:14:07 作者:仇庾 阅读:

Hero Images Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo By Alice Klein Some family doctors in Australia and the UK are now prescribing fewer antibiotics following successful trials of measures intended to curb over-prescribing habits. Overuse of antibiotics is contributing to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, which now kill at least 700,000 people globally each year. Research has found that many doctors still prescribe antibiotics for viral infections even though these drugs only work for bacterial infections. Australian GPs, for example,