Focus on Prescription

Focus on Prescription aims to improve the antibiotics prescription behaviour of medical doctors. This is realised in 3 consecutive, partly simultaneous steps:
1. Survey tool ‘Are you resistant’
2. Serious game ‘Prescription Challenge’
3. The development of the ‘Online, diagnostic tool’

Step 1: ‘Are you resistant’

The online survey tool ‘Are you resistant’ generates a thorough understanding of the current knowledge level and insights on AMR amongst health professionals. The survey provides the ‘zero or baseline measurement’ and related insights with respect to antibiotics and Antimicrobial resistance.
You can take the survey here

Step 2 ‘Prescription Challenge’

The serious game assumes that a medical doctor has to make an informed, rational decision regarding the treatment of a fictive patient. The game will randomly select a patient out of a large and growing patient pool. The decision process in the game consists of four, consecutive steps:

  1. Patients narrative, initial intake and preliminary diagnosis
  2. Optional additional microbial testing
  3. Prescribing an antibiotic from a fictive medicine cabinet (or not)
  4. Advising the patient on how to use the prescribed antibiotic

After making the relevant decisions for a patient the player will receive feedback at different levels.

Step 3 ‘Online, diagnostic tool’

As a third step, and on the basis of a successful, global implementation of the game, we plan to develop an online aid for prescribing health workers to help these make the most durable choices. We will develop a mobile phone based online working method that makes it possible for any prescribing doctor, anywhere in the world, to arrive at the optimal treatment for any infectious disease in any setting.

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