Antimicrobial resistance is a serious and imminent threat to global public health and is closely linked to the overprescription of antibiotics. Australian GPs prescribe more than 30 million antibiotic prescriptions each year, and in 2015, nearly 45 per cent of the population received a prescription for at least one antibiotic. There is evidence that antibiotics are frequently prescribed in conditions for which there is very little benefit e.g. acute bronchitis. GP supervisors play a critical role in supporting registrars to prescribe antibiotics appropriately, by targeted teaching and feedback, as well as role-modelling best practice. See also GPSA guide on Rational Prescribing
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