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Drug resistance : the more Competent Doctors, less antibiotics

To frequent prescription of antibiotics is considered to be one of the most important factors that promote the emergence and spread of resistance to these agents. Especially in countries with low to medium average income will be prescribed according to studies, antibiotics are the most frequently. Some of them are also freely available. Additionally problematic is that the funds are often used improperly – for example, to early be discontinued. Often residues are disposed of in the environment, which promoted the formation of resistant germs.

More education, less prescriptions

it has been shown in A study with rural physicians in China now, at least, apparently, without that, patients would have had disadvantages – the prescription rates on a sustained basis by more than a third are reduced. Reporting Xiaolin Wei of the University of Toronto in Canada, and Qiang Sun, Shandong University, China, together with colleagues now in the professional journal "Plos Medicine".

Prolonged effect

The doctors who work in rural clinics, had a training program for the proper regulation of the Central part. Even a year after the training was in those clinics, where the Physicians the program has had to go through compared to control facilities where the measure had not taken place, the Rate of antibiotic prescriptions for throat infections in children, 36 per cent lower. rif

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