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Évolution des connaissances et habitudes des patients liées à l'antibiothérapie‎ : arguments pour améliorer la prescription en médecine générale

Abstract : The discovery of antibiotics remains a major innovation of our time. Nevertheless, we are now facing the consequences of their widespread use. The awareness campaign of the CNAM in 2002 reduced consumption by 26.5% in 5 years. But these results are insufficient since 2009, there were still 26% of prescriptions of antibiotics for viral infections (bronchitis, nasopharyngitis, influenza-like illness). Through this study, we sought to assess the state of knowledge of antibiotics in 2012, 10 years after the campaign of the CNAM. The major improvement concerns the notion of general indication of antibiotic therapy. Indeed patients now know that antibiotics are useless in case of viral infection. Moreover, if their symptoms are known, the use of medication is less automatic. Self-medication decreased by 9%. However, some concepts are still vague. In front of a given disease, patients do not always know if it's a viral or bacterial and whether an antibiotic is justified or not. Influenza is still frequently cited as justifying antibiotic treatment. The work to be done with the patient enters the field of health education. Due to its proximity, frequency of contact, his knowledge of the patient, the GP is the cornerstone of this education. It is for patients the main source of information about drugs. It is through a patient-specific information taking the form of a "balanced" exchange between the two parties that this education can be done.
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Audrey Collomb-Gery. Évolution des connaissances et habitudes des patients liées à l'antibiothérapie‎ : arguments pour améliorer la prescription en médecine générale. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2012. ⟨dumas-00708584⟩

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