Potentially Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing in Canadian Primary Care

In April 2022 the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) released a report on potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections in Canadian primary care. The report represents a collaboration between CPCSSN and Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC), the national voice for reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in Canada. The report contributes to antimicrobial stewardship in Canada by showing baseline prescription patterns of antibiotics before and during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. Data are analyzed from the years 2019 and 2020 for those who had a visit to primary care for either a respiratory or urinary tract infection. A visual research brief and the full report are available on the CPCSSN website.

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