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Faculty and Resident Physicians’ Attitudes, Perceptions, and Knowledge about Antimicrobial Use and Resistance

Lilian Abbo MD, Ronda Sinkowitz-Cochran MPH, Laura Smith PharmD, Ella Ariza-Heredia MD, Orlando Gómez-Marín PhD, Arjun Srinivasan >MD and Thomas M. Hooton MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 32, No. 7 (July 2011), pp. 714-718
DOI: 10.1086/660761
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/660761
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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.

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