Utilise routine care data to identify the optimum duration of antibiotics for respiratory infections

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 duration in the UK (i.e. 5-, 7-, 10-, and 14-days). Specific analyses will be undertaken for individuals with COPD and for individuals with asthma.
Lead Investigator:
John Blakey: Senior Lecturer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Honorary Consultant, Aintree University Hospital, UK
Research Team:
Marie Stolbrink: NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, Aintree University Hospital and University of Liverpool, UK
Dan Wootton: Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, UK
Laura Bonnett: NIHR Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Liverpool, UK
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
Nikos Papadopoulos: Professor of Allergy and Paediatric Allergy, Manchester University and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK
Clare Murray: Senior Lecturer, Manchester University Centre for Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Consultant in Respiratory Paediatrics, University Hospital of South Manchester, UK
Status: Proposed Study, Seeking Funding
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