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Pledges Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Rates
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Clinicians are less likely to inappropriately prescribe antibiotics if they sign and display “commitment” pledges—with photos of themselves—on their exam room walls, says a paper by researchers in Boston and Los Angeles.

“We found this is a new way to improve healthcare through medicine,” says one of the authors, Jason N. Doctor, a health economist at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy.