Method of physician remuneration and rates of antibiotic prescription

Hutchinson, James M.; Foley, Robert N.
April 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/06/99, Vol. 160 Issue 7, p1013
Academic Journal
Explores the associations between antibiotic prescription rates and physician characteristics with regard to the method of renumeration and patient volume. Evaluation of antibiotic prescriptions generated by Newfoundland general practitioners and paid for by the Newfoundland Drug Plan over a one-year period; Finding that fee-for-service patients were strongly associated with higher antibiotic prescription rates; Threat posed by resistance to antibiotic resistance in microorganisms.


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