Physicians' perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge concerning antimicrobial resistance in a Brazilian teaching hospital

Physicians' perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge concerning antimicrobial resistance in a Brazilian teaching hospital

Author Guerra, Carla Morales Google Scholar
Pereira, Carlos Alberto Pires Google Scholar
Neto, Armando R. Neves Google Scholar
Cardo, Denise Mary Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Ctr Dis Control & Prevent
Abstract This cross-sectional survey assessed physicians' perceptions, knowledge and practices concerning antimicrobial resistance. Ninety-nine percent of participants reported that they perceived antimicrobial resistance as an important problem, and 86.7% agreed that antimicrobials are overprescribed, but only 2.9% rated practicing antimicrobial control as the most important strategy for preventing resistance. the results of this study warrant educational programs on antimicrobial resistance and the distribution of information regarding local antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
Language English
Date 2007-12-01
Published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Chicago: Univ Chicago Press, v. 28, n. 12, p. 1411-1414, 2007.
ISSN 0899-823X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Univ Chicago Press
Extent 1411-1414
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/523278
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000250616000019
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/30196

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