An audit and feedback intervention for reducing antibiotic prescribing in general dental practice: the RAPiD cluster randomised controlled trial

Paula Elouafkaoui, Linda Young, Rumana Newlands, Eidlidh Duncan, Andrew Elders, Jan Clarkson, Craig Ramsay

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Abstract

Dentists prescribe approximately 10% of antibiotics dispensed in UK community pharmacies. Despite clear clinical guidance, dentists often prescribe antibiotics inappropriately. This cluster-randomised controlled trial used routinely collected National Health Service (NHS) dental prescribing and treatment claim data to compare the impact of individualised audit and feedback (A&F) interventions on dentists’ antibiotic prescribing rates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1002115
JournalPLOS Medicine
Volume13
Issue number8
Early online date30 Aug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

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Dental General Practices
Dentists
Randomized Controlled Trials
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Pharmacies
National Health Programs
Tooth
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • antibiotics
  • community pharmacies
  • dental prescribing

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Elouafkaoui, Paula ; Young, Linda ; Newlands, Rumana ; Duncan, Eidlidh ; Elders, Andrew ; Clarkson, Jan ; Ramsay, Craig. / An audit and feedback intervention for reducing antibiotic prescribing in general dental practice: the RAPiD cluster randomised controlled trial. In: PLOS Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 13, No. 8. pp. e1002115.
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