TableĀ 3

GPs' preferred delayed prescribing strategy

Delayed antibiotic prescribing strategyHigh prescribingLow prescribingTotal
Issue prescription in consultation and advise when to collect101323
Issue postdated prescription in consultation314
Offer recontact with clinician to agree release of prescription if symptoms worsen303
Collect prescription from reception if symptoms worsen011
Issue prescription for patients to take antibiotics then consult over telephone to stop or continue course101
  • GP, general practitioner.