Posters Reminding Doctors of Rx Guidelines Reduced Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions by 20%, Study Finds
Displaying in physician offices poster-sized letters stating that the provider is committed to following prescription guidelines for antibiotics reduced inappropriate antibiotic prescribing by 20%, according to a study of Los Angeles clinics published in JAMA Internal Medicine. In a release, researchers said the study "is the first to apply the principles of commitment and consistency to prescribing behavior and finds a simple, low-cost intervention that shows great promise."
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- "Posters Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Rates" (Clark, HealthLeaders Media, 1/28).