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Title: Understanding the use of antibiotics in the management of dental problems in primary care
Author: Cope, Anwen L.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5368 6704
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2015
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Antimicrobial resistance is an international public health problem and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Antibiotic consumption, particularly indiscriminate use of these agents, is recognised as a major cause of resistance. Clinical guidelines recommend that in otherwise healthy individuals, antibiotics should not be used in the management of acute dental conditions, in the absence of spreading infection and systemic upset. Instead, a surgical intervention should be the first-line treatment for such problems. This thesis describes the use of antibiotics for acute dental conditions in primary care in the UK, and explores factors that influence prescribing for dental problems using a mixed methods approach.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RA Public aspects of medicine ; RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine ; RK Dentistry