'Concern' over U.K. GPs prescribing 'unnecessary' antibiotics for toothache
from Medical News Today
Over half of all patients who visited their GP with a dental problem in the last 10 years were not offered a long-term treatment for their pain and were instead prescribed antibiotics, often unnecessarily, new research has found. In a 10 year retrospective study published in the British Journal of General Practice a team of experts from Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board examined dental consultations in U.K. general practice and the resultant number of antibiotics prescriptions.
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