Kirsty Buising

MBBS, MD, MPH, FRACP, Deputy Director, National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, University of Melbourne and Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Vic; Infectious Diseases Physician, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic

Clinical insights into appropriate choice of antimicrobials for acute respiratory tract infections

Upper respiratory tract infections have higher rates of prescribing than would be expected according to local guidelines.

Use of electronic medical records to describe general practitioner antibiotic prescribing patterns

There are no obvious reasons why antibiotic use should be higher in the Australian community setting; therefore, it is likely that some antibiotic use may be unnecessary.