Materials for primary care prescribers
How to inform patients about the risks of antibiotic resistance and appropriate use of antibiotics and alternative treatments for viral infections such as common colds and flu.
A model for a patient dialogue on the basis of available evidence provides guidance and support for primary care prescribers who encounter patient pressure for antibiotics, and promotes appropriate antibiotic use by patients. It can be used as a fact sheet or as a desk reminder during consultations.
A patient leaflet for primary care prescribers to hand out to patients: it explains to patients what antibiotic resistance is and why appropriate use of antibiotics is important.
Key messages for primary care prescribers
Primary care accounts for about 80% to 90% of all antibiotic prescriptions
Infographics explaining the process of antibiotic resistance, the relation between antibiotic consumption and antimicrobial resistance, the recent trend of growing resistance to last-line antibiotics.