Doctors are less likely to prescribe antibiotics if cash is involved


A recent study by Imperial College London has found that giving doctors a cash incentive not to prescribe antibiotics has lead to a 3% reduction in prescription. 

Many ear, nose, and throat infections presented to doctors offer non-specific symptoms, and are therefore hard to diagnose. This leads to the improper use of antibiotics, which helps to create antibiotic resistance. 

Grahame White