The purpose of this PhD project is to assess whether Academic Detailing is suitable as an intervention method for pharmacy pharmacists in the subject of antibiotic treatment and resistance.
Interviews with pharmacists, general practitioners and patients form the basis for an intervention towards community pharmacists in order to increase their knowledge about adherence enhancing information to patients using antibiotics.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health threats the world faces today. Higher levels of knowledge and proper use of antibiotics are essential to address this.
Academic Detailing (AD) towards general practitioners have been shown to have positive effects on physicians' knowledge in specific topics.
The purpose of this project is to assess whether AD is suitable as an intervention method for pharmacy pharmacists in the subject of antibiotic treatment and resistance.
Focus group interviews with physicians, pharmacists, and patients reveal what is important for patients to ensure good adherence to antibiotic treatment and form the basis for quality-assured material for the AD intervention.