Faculty and resident physicians' attitudes, perceptions, and knowledge about antimicrobial use and resistance

Lilian Abbo, Ronda Sinkowitz-Cochran, Laura Smith, Ella Ariza-Heredia, Orlando W Gomez-Marin, Arjun Srinivasan, Thomas Hooton

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Abstract

We surveyed faculty and residents to assess attitudes, perceptions, and knowledge about antimicrobial use and resistance. Most respondents were concerned about resistance when prescribing antibiotics and agreed that antibiotics are overused, that inappropriate use is professionally unethical, and that others, but not themselves, overprescribe antibiotics. Antimicrobial stewardship programs should capitalize on these perceptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)714-718
Number of pages5
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume32
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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Faculty and resident physicians' attitudes, perceptions, and knowledge about antimicrobial use and resistance. / Abbo, Lilian; Sinkowitz-Cochran, Ronda; Smith, Laura; Ariza-Heredia, Ella; Gomez-Marin, Orlando W; Srinivasan, Arjun; Hooton, Thomas.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 32, No. 7, 01.07.2011, p. 714-718.

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Abbo, Lilian ; Sinkowitz-Cochran, Ronda ; Smith, Laura ; Ariza-Heredia, Ella ; Gomez-Marin, Orlando W ; Srinivasan, Arjun ; Hooton, Thomas. / Faculty and resident physicians' attitudes, perceptions, and knowledge about antimicrobial use and resistance. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2011 ; Vol. 32, No. 7. pp. 714-718.
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