SONY DSCIn  South Africa, 78% of ‘mystery’ patients sent to a public clinic and 67% of patients sent to a private general practitioner (GP) received antibiotics, even though antibiotics were not clinically indicated, found a study by the University of the Witwatersrand and the London School of Economics.

Dr Duane Blaauw, senior researcher in the Centre for Health Policy in the Wits School of Public Health and Dr Mylene Lagarde in the department of health policy at the LSE shared the findings at the Antibiotic Prescribing Study Dissemination Workshop at Wits. ….more