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About 40% of prescriptions for surgical prophylaxis are 'inappropriate'
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Both GPs and surgeons need to rein in their use of antibiotics to prevent surgical site infections, say Australian experts on antimicrobial stewardship.

Their study of antimicrobial use in primary care and hospitals suggests that about 40% of prescriptions for surgical prophylaxis are “inappropriate”.