Antibiotic prescription during e-visits

E-visits where the patient and physician don't meet in person but have contact through the telephone or computer are already happening in Sweden. There is a concern that antibiotic prescription would be prescribed more generously at e-visits.

Question

Are there differences in antibiotic prescriptions in e-visits compared to physician office visits?

The complete Enquiry response is published in Swedish. Click on ”På svenska” in the top menu to read it.

SBU Enquiry response consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. The quality of the studies identified is not systematically reviewed.

Published: 1/27/2017
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