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Anna Tirion
Psychology student / research assistant

'Nudge vs Superbugs: Using behavioural economics to reduce the overprescribing of antibiotics'.

This came out in 2018, but I wanted to bring attention to it and start a discussion since I know there is at least one person in this group working on the behavioural challenge of medical professionals overprescribing antibiotics.

Just for some background: the overprescription of antibiotics when not strictly necessary increases the risk of antimicrobial resistance, which means that more serious microbial infections might be more resistant to antibiotics in future. Infections that used to be deadly until the invention of antibiotics may become more dangerous again because they have ‘trained’ themselves against the treatment.

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