The EFPC will be hosting a focus group on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR), next 27 of May, at 19h (CET). We intend to deepen our understanding of the mechanisms that influence prescription behaviour in PHC, with a focus on antibiotics. Patient demand for prescriptions is a strong influencer, but in this discussion, we want to focus on the professionals themselves.
The focus group will involve two short presentations on factors influencing antibiotic prescriptions, and a report on a study in Kenya on antibiotic prescription in health centres.
Furthermore, three key areas will be addressed: Cultural elements enhancing or inhibiting proper prescription and antibiotic use, influences on prescribing from non-prescribing PC professionals such as nurses and other staff, and COVID-19, opportunity or threat for proper prescribing?
Please register your interest in attendance using our online registration form. For further information please feel free to contact us