prescribing antibiotics to patients with acute respiratory infections:
- Inertia (changing practice is difficult)
- Social influence
: All patients coming to the clinic with an URTI want antibiotics.
They want a diagnosis and a way to relieve their symptoms.
All patients that are given a delayed prescription will go and fill it.
Only 1/3 of the prescriptions get filled.
JGIM 2003, Cochrane 2013, BMJ Open 2016