Patients less satisfied by GPs who refuse antibiotics
7 December 2015
From the section Health
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As many as half of all antibiotics prescribed may be given out inappropriately by GPs in England
GPs who prescribe fewer antibiotics have less satisfied patients, according to a new study by researchers at King’s College London.
The study, published in the British Journal of General Practice, compared the prescribing rates of more than 95% of all GP surgeries in England to a survey of patient satisfaction.
Those satisfaction scores are used to determine how much GPs get paid.
Patients’ satisfaction rose when they were listened to or carefully examined.
A study last year …read more
Source:: BBC UK