IMPACT: Interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing of doctors in training: A realist review
Antimicrobial resistance is a very real threat facing the NHS and doctors in training are one of the largest group of prescribers of antimicrobials. At times their antimicrobial prescribing will be appropriate, but on other occasions it will not. The goal of this realist review is to understand why, how and when inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing occurs and with this knowledge to make recommendations on how improvements might be made. Our recommendations will be developed with the input from a broad range of relevant stakeholders so that they are actionable and relevant to the NHS.
This realist review is an eighteen month project funded by the National Institutes of Health Research Health Service and Delivery Programme.