Diagnosing infections or not - Icelandic GPs' diagnostic behaviour
- At: 2006 FIP Congress in Salvadore (Brazil)
- Type: Presentations + Posters
- By: BJöRNSDóTTIR, Ingunn (Danish Univ. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Co-author(s): Kristinsson, Karl (Landspitali, - University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland)
Holme Hansen, Ebba (Danish Univ. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Background: General practitioners (GPs) have frequently been found to prescribe antibiotics liberally without sufficient diagnostic basis and be relatively insusceptible to interventions aiming at improving practice. The aim of this study was to explore the nature of GPs' diagnostic routines and their perspective to provide a foundation for a.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.