Association Between Antibiotic Prescription Length for Lower Respiratory Tract Infections and Incidence of Repeat Prescriptions in UK Primary Care Practice

Lead Investigator: 

Dan Wootton, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

Research Team:

  • John Blakey: Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Research Lead and Asthma Lead, Aintree University Hospital, and Respiratory SRG Lead, North West Coast Clinical Research Network
  • David Price: Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; Owner of Optimum Patient Care Ltd and Chairman of the Respiratory Effectiveness Group, Cambridge, UK
  • Victoria Carter: General Manager of Optimum Patient Care, Cambridge, UK
  • Alison Chisholm: Chief Scientific Officer of the Respiratory Effectiveness Group, Cambridge, UK

Status: Planned Study, Seeking Funding



Short Description:

The aim of the proposed study is to characterise patterns in the duration of antibiotic prescribing for lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) and to evaluate the repeat prescription rate (and differences therein) associated with commonly prescribed antibiotic course durations in the UK (i.e. 5-, 7-, 10-, and 14-days).


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