António Teixeira Rodrigues

  • epidemiology
  • public health
  • health economics
  • real world evidence
  • outcomes research

António Teixeira Rodrigues is a PharmD and PhD (Thesis title: Improving antibiotic prescribing in primary care) in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with expertise in pharmacoepidemiology, public health and health economics. Currently serving as Invited Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Minho , and as Director of the Centre for Health Evaluation and Research (CEFAR). CEFAR is a research centre founded in 1994 acting in the fields of Health Economics, Policy and Services, Real World Evidence, data-driven solutions, and pharmacy practice research. Collaborated with national and international academic institutions, such as iBiMED – Institute of Biomedicine, University of Aveiro (UA), Health Economics Unit of the University of Birmingham (UoB), and ISAMB – Instituto de Saúde Ambiental, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon (ISAMB/FMUL). Author of scientific publications and invited reviewer in journals in the fields of infectious diseases, pharmacoepidemiology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, and others. Awarded in clinical epidemiology by the Society of Medical Sciences of Lisbon/MSD. (Orcid:

Scientific Highlights

1. Rodrigues AT, Romano S, Romão M, et al. (2021) Effectiveness of a pharmacist-led intervention on inhalation technique for asthma and COPD patients: The INSPIRA pilot cluster-randomized controlled trial. Respiratory medicine. 2021;185. doi:10.1016/J.RMED.2021.106507
2. Costa S, Romão M, Mendes M, et al. (2021) Pharmacy interventions on COVID-19 in Europe: Mapping current practices and a scoping review. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP. Published online December 2021. doi:10.1016/J.SAPHARM.2021.12.003
3. Rodrigues AT, Nunes JCF, Estrela M, Figueiras A, Roque F, Herdeiro MT (2021) Comparing Hospital and Primary Care Physicians’ Attitudes and Knowledge Regarding Antibiotic Prescribing: A Survey within the Centre Region of Portugal. Antibiotics (Basel, Switzerland) 10(6). doi:10.3390/ANTIBIOTICS10060629
4. AL-Musawe L, Torre C, Guerreiro JP, et al. (2021) Drug-drug interactions and inappropriate medicines impact on glycemic control and kidney function in older adults with diabetes-attending specialty care institution. European journal of clinical pharmacology 77(9):1397-1407. doi:10.1007/S00228-021-03107-Y
Romão M, Godinho AR, Teixeira PM, et al. (2021) Characteristics of Reliever Inhaler Users and Asthma Control: A Cross-Sectional Multicenter Study in Portuguese Community Pharmacies. Journal of asthma and allergy 14:943-954. doi:10.2147/JAA.S315678
5. Teixeira Rodrigues A, Roque F, Piñeiro-Lamas M, Falcão A, Figueiras A, Herdeiro MT (2019) Effectiveness of an intervention to improve antibiotic-prescribing behaviour in primary care: a controlled, interrupted time-series study. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy 74(9):2788-2796. doi:10.1093/JAC/DKZ244
6. Carracedo-Martinez E, Gonzalez-Gonzalez C, Teixeira-Rodrigues A, et al. (2019) Computerized Clinical Decision Support Systems and Antibiotic Prescribing: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clinical therapeutics 41(3):552-581. doi:10.1016/J.CLINTHERA.2019.01.018
7. Roque F, Teixeira-Rodrigues A, Breitenfeld L, Piñeiro-Lamas M, Figueiras A, Herdeiro MT (2016) Decreasing antibiotic use through a joint intervention targeting physicians and pharmacists. Future microbiology 11(7):877-886. doi:10.2217/FMB-2016-0010
8. Rodrigues AT, Ferreira M, Piñeiro-Lamas M, Falcão A, Figueiras A, Herdeiro MT (2016) Determinants of physician antibiotic prescribing behavior: a 3 year cohort study in Portugal. Current medical research and opinion 32(5):949-957. doi:10.1185/03007995.2016.1154520
9. Teixeira Rodrigues A, Roque F, Falcão A, Figueiras A, Herdeiro MT (2013) Understanding physician antibiotic prescribing behaviour: a systematic review of qualitative studies. International journal of antimicrobial agents 41(3):203-212. doi:10.1016/J.IJANTIMICAG.2012.09.003


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