Communication training and the prescribing pattern of antibiotic prescription in primary health care

  21 May 2020

Our results suggest that communication skills, implemented through a short communication training with the MAAS-Global-D-training, lead to a more prudent prescribing behavior of antibiotics for URTIs. Thereby, the MAAS-Global-D-training could not only avoid unnecessary side effects but could also help reducing the emergence of drug resistant bacteria. As a consequence of our study we suggest that communication training based on the MAAS-Global-D should be applied in the postgraduate training scheme of primary care physicians.

Further reading: Plos One
Author(s): Christoph Strumann, Jost Steinhaeuser, Timo Emcke, Andreas S├Ânnichsen, Katja Goetz
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