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Table 1 Themes and sub – themes generated from the data

From: The use of postal audit and feedback among Irish General Practitioners for the self – management of antimicrobial prescribing: a qualitative study

Themes Sub – themes
Reliability and validity of the feedback received GPs have incomplete autonomy over prescribing including prescribing that impacts their feedback
Confusion over how the feedback data is derived
Audit and feedback is useful but is of limited impact for antimicrobial prescribing Increased awareness among GPs around antimicrobial prescribing behaviours
Forces outside General Practice drive demand and use of antimicrobials
Format of the audit and feedback data that GPs receive