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Journal Article
Study

Antibiotic prescribing practice in residential aged care facilities—health care providers' perspectives.

Lim CJ, Kwong MW-L, Stuart RL, et al. The Medical journal of Australia. 2014;201:98-102.

This qualitative study explored barriers to appropriate antibiotic use in residential aged care facilities in Australia. Several organizational and cultural issues emerged, including inadequate staffing of on-site physicians which placed the burden of infection diagnosis and management on nurses not sufficiently trained to perform this role.