Antibiotic Prescribing by Primary Care Clinicians

Study Description and Methods

We seek to test an effective strategy for reducing the inappropriate use of antibiotics in primary care office practices. In this randomized control trial, we aim to identify a strategy to decrease the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in the community by primary care clinicians.

Specific Aims and Objectives

Our specific aims are:

  1. Reduced use of antibiotics to treat conditions for which those drugs are known not to be effective.
  2. Decreased prescribing of broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat common bacterial infections.


This project was conducted from July 1, 2009, through December 31, 2011.


This study has completed date collection and is currently closed. Please check back later for study results and findings.

Contact Information

If you're interested in finding out more about this project, please contact:

AAFP National Research Network
1-800-274-2237 x3180

This project is funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).