The Role of Electronic Prescribing Tools in Improving Antibiotic Management

A quarter of antibiotic prescriptions in Australia have been deemed to be inappropriately prescribed.

Electronic prescribing systems are a tool that may help reduce this inappropriate prescribing.

As a part of a research project, a voluntary online survey is being conducted by Mah-laka (student researcher, M.Phil) and Professor Tracy Merlin (principal investigator) (HREC approval number: H-2019-094).

You are invited to participate in this survey and share your opinion with the researchers on the feasibility of electronic prescribing systems to manage antibiotic prescribing in healthcare settings.

Your participation may enable us to develop recommendations for the integration and implementation of decision support tools into clinical workflow.

This survey has been designed for completion by the clinical professionals who have experience of medication management specifically antibiotics. The online survey will take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete.

As an appreciation of your time and participation in the study, you will be entered in a draw to win an iPad. Alternatively, you may choose to donate an equivalent monetary amount to the hospital research foundation (

For more information and to access the survey, please follow either of the links below:

If you are working in primary care, please click on this link:

If you are working in hospital care, please click on this link: