The problem I identified during my clinical rotations was the excessive amount of antibiotics that were prescribed to patients based solely on expectations and “keeping the patients happy” so that they would return and the clinic would not lose customers. 80 percent of the antibiotics that I was expected to prescribe for sinusitis or URI’s were probably very unnecessary. That’s why I chose the topic I did. I believe that if the patient is adequately informed and educated that 1. their particular ailment is viral in nature and 2. why that means they don’t need antibiotics, then providers could write less needless prescriptions for antibiotics while still maintaining the patients’ satisfaction level. Furthermore, I believe this to be critical in the war against antibiotic resistance as overuse of antibiotics is one of the major causes of resistance and the creation of “super-bugs.” Focus should be on proving that increased patient education allows the provider to abstain from writing unneeded prescriptions for antibiotics while maintaining patient satisfaction levels. The intervention should include a pamphlet. There needs to be a quantitative way of measuring patient satisfaction and the decrease in prescriptions written if effective. I’ve attached the paper’s instructions and rubric, along with my first draft of the paper to illustrate my writing style so that your version and mine don’t seem like completely different papers. If you find the references that I used helpful, feel free to include them or use completely different references, I’m good either way. It should be a relatively different paper though because the first draft was much more broad a scale and had to be refined. Also, I’m not 100% sure that the PICO question is perfect, if you have other suggestions, I’d be happy to hear them. I just want this paper to be on the problem I identified earlier during my clinicals. I’m just having a lot of problems getting there. I also attached my professors’ critiques of my initial PICO question for reference. Thanks!