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Resistance to fusidic acid is increasing because this topical medicine is being overused in New Zealand. This prescribing snippet will provide monthly updates over the next six months for topical medicines indicated for skin infections.
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Time period 1 August, 2016 - 30 April, 2017
Your comparator is the average prescribing rate of ten GPs whose patient populations are similar to yours in: gender, age and ethnicity
All general practitioners in New Zealand have been assigned to one of four groups depending on the proportion of the patients they have prescribed for
that were dispensed fusidic acid between 1 February, 2017 - 30 April,
2017. Quartile one contains the 25% of general practitioners
who prescribed the least fusidic acid and Quartile four the 25%
of general practitioners who prescribed the most fusidic acid.
The "Where are you placed?" box shows which quartile your prescribing corresponds to. For example,
if you have prescribed a medicine for 250 patients and 2 (0.8%) of them were dispensed fusidic acid in this time period you would be in Quartile two.
You have prescribed fusidic acid for
You are in
of your population being prescribed fusidic acid.
Educational resources are available from: Topical antibiotics for skin infections -
should they be prescribed at all? |
when are they appropriate?
Published: 27 February 2017 | Updated: 20 April 2017
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