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

  • Lilian Abbo (a1) (a2), Ronda Sinkowitz-Cochran (a3), Laura Smith (a2), Ella Ariza-Heredia (a1), Orlando Gómez-Marín (a1) (a4), Arjun Srinivasan (a3) and Thomas M. Hooton (a1)...

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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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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1400 NW 10th Street, Suite 813A (D-90A), Miami, FL 33136 (labbo@med.miami.edu)

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

  • Lilian Abbo (a1) (a2), Ronda Sinkowitz-Cochran (a3), Laura Smith (a2), Ella Ariza-Heredia (a1), Orlando Gómez-Marín (a1) (a4), Arjun Srinivasan (a3) and Thomas M. Hooton (a1)...

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