Chris Del Mar

MA, MB BChir, FRACGP, FAFPHM, MD, Professor of Public Health, Institute for Evidence- Based Healthcare, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Qld

How can general practitioners reduce antibiotic prescribing in collaboration with their patients?

Expectations of antibiotics may reflect a desire for symptomatic treatment, lack of awareness of other options or previous experience.

Improving antibiotics targeting using PCR point-of-care testing for group A streptococci in patients with uncomplicated acute sore throat

Evidence supports some beneficial effects of antibiotics prescribed to patients with a sore throat and proven presence of group A streptococci.

Quantifying the benefits and harms of various preventive health activities

How should GPs and patients prioritise which preventive health activities to undertake?