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GPs can reduce C diff danger

9th February 2009

A study has found that GPs can do more to lessen the risk of Clostridium difficile infections by reducing their prescription of cephalosporin antibiotics.

Dr Saran Braybrook, Herefordshire PCT pharmaceutical advisor, gave a talk to present her study at the UK Drug Utilisation Research group conference in London. She said: "This review highlighted issues such as inappropriate use of cephalosporins...this is a simple type of review that can be used across practices and PCTs. A multifaceted intervention, of which practice prescribing reviews is just part, is a key to implementing prescribing change in primary care."


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