Focus is on appropriateness of prescribing and use of medication in primary care. The Elise study dealt with the question which chronic users of Acid Suppressive Medication really need daily medication, and which subgroups can lower or terminate medication use. The ARTI4 study investigates the longer-term effects of GP-directed interventions aimed at reducing inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics, and reducing chronic use of Acid Suppressive Medication.
In a European perspective two studies are of interest. The CHAMP study investigated the most efficient contexts of how to decrease antibiotic use in different European countries, and the INTRO trial investigated the effects of enhanced communication between doctor and patient and the CRP test on antibiotic prescribing for lower respiratory tract infections.
Current project: Development and effectiveness of a web-based intervention for GPs to optimise antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections.