• 55% of GPs felt pressurised by patients to prescribe an antibiotic (10% of patients expected antibiotics every time and a further 13% expected antibiotics most of the time)
• 44% admitted to prescribing antibiotics to get a patient out of the surgery
• 28% of GPs were not sure of the medical necessity of their prescription
• 24% of GPs felt there was a lack of easy to use diagnostic tools
It’s no wonder that antibiotic resistance is increasing!