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The article 'Effect of antibiotic prescribing in primary care on antimicrobial resistance in individual patients: systematic review and meta-analysis', from research funded by SPCR and published in the British Medical Journal, has been cited over 110 times, according to Web of Knowledge statistics.

Researchers Ceire Costelloe (SPCR Fellow), Chris Metcalfe, Andrew Lovering, David Mant and Alastair Hay were prompted by "a need to demonstrate to the primary care community that our use of antibiotics has a direct effect on individual patients' chances of acquiring antibiotic resistant bacteria", says Hay.

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