Does size matter? Addressing pack size and antibiotic duration

Treasure M. McGuire*

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In Australia, most antibiotics are prescription-only so prescribers are the custodians of judicious use. They need to balance their concerns about antibiotic resistance with their responsibility for individual patient management. Prescribing with no clinical indication, inappropriate drug choice, and suboptimal dosing and duration can all contribute to antimicrobial resistance. Clinical practice guidelines are therefore important for improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of infectious disease management. However, subtle factors such as the size of antibiotic packs could impact on judicious antibiotic use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-3
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Prescriber
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


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