Antibiotic prescribing challenges

Date Published: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Professor Bruce Arroll talks about antibiotic use, the prescribing challenges that GPs face and updates antibiotic use. Bruce is a professor at the department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland. He also works in clinical practice at Greenstone Family Clinic in South Auckland.




  • Strategies for managing patient expectations
  • Antibiotic risks
  • Skin infections
  • Bites
  • The diabetic foot
  • Can we stop before the course is finished?
  • Mastitis
  • Lower respiratory tract infections
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Ear infections
  • Acute otitis media
  • Sore throats and tonsillitis


Take home messages

  • Antibiotics are discretionary not mandatory
  • Patience is a winning strategy





Bruce Arroll

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