Measuring the impacts of the Using Antibiotics Wisely campaign on Canadian community utilization of oral antibiotics for respiratory tract infections: a time-series analysis from 2015 to 2019

  07 July 2021

On 1 November 2018, Choosing Wisely Canada launched their Using Antibiotics Wisely primary care campaign, which aimed to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) through educational tools for patients and providers.

The introduction of the Using Antibiotics Wisely campaign in Canada has not caused a significant change in short-term antibiotic prescribing patterns. Community antibiotic stewardship campaigns that include components beyond education may be more impactful.

Author(s): Teagan Rolf von den Baumen, Michael Crosby, Mina Tadrous, Kevin L Schwartz, Tara Gomes
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