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Doctors prescribe more antibiotics when expectations are high, study says

Friday, February 17, 2017   (0 Comments)

Experimental evidence confirms what surveys have long suggested: Physicians are more likely to prescribe antibiotics when they believe there is a high expectation of it from their patients, even if they think the probability of bacterial infection is low and antibiotics would not be effective, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

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