Routine peer benchmarking to lower antibiotic prescription in primary care – a pragmatic randomised trial to evaluate a complex intervention

Heiner C. Bucher
Background: Excessive use of antibiotics may raise bacterial resistance, an increasingly serious problem in Europe. In absolute terms most antibiotics (AB) are prescribed in primary care. Aim: To evaluate the effect of a continuous postal and web-based peer benchmark system of individual AB prescription[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]