Australian Doctors are Over Prescribing Flu Antibiotics

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An investigation by Dr Carla Bernado from the Adelaide Medical School found that doctors across Australia are over prescribing flu antivirals in patients exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

The study was conducted at 550 general practices with 4.2 million individuals who presented flu-like symptoms.

Patients who were at low-risk of contracting influenza were found to be given as many antivirals as those of high susceptibility.

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