Topic: Understanding Physician-to-Patient Communication Strategies to Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
This event was open to beneficiaries, families, health care providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.
This event focused on successful physician-to-patient communication strategies to avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescribing. During this webinar participants learned cutting edge techniques from guest speaker Dr. Rita Mangione-Smith on how to manage expectations for antibiotics in order to avoid unnecessary prescribing while maintaining satisfaction with care.
- Explain why providers prescribe antibiotics inappropriately.
- Discuss why communications training is a good option to improve outpatient antibiotic prescribing.
- Learn how patients most commonly communicate their expectations for antibiotics during visits for acute respiratory infection, and how this can lead to unnecessary antibiotic prescribing.
- Gain an understanding of how to best manage expectations for antibiotics in order to avoid unnecessary prescribing while maintaining satisfaction with care.
Slides & Recorded Presentation:
Meet the Speakers:
Lauri Hicks, DO
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH
Professor and Chief
Division of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine
University of Washington Department of Pediatrics