Most physicians think antibiotic overprescription is still an issue, study finds

The study collected responses from 1,550 main care physicians between August and October 2018. Here are some of its essential findings:.

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Seventy-two percent of participants reported believing antibiotic stewardship programs need to be executed in health care facilities.

Sixty percent of respondents reported that while they believe antibiotic overprescription is an issue, they believe they recommend antibiotics more properly than their peers.

Forty-seven percent of participants reported they would require substantial support to develop an antibiotic stewardship program in their practice.

The majority of physicians believe inappropriate antibiotic prescription is a prevalent problem that requires intervention, according to survey outcomes launched Aug. 6 by Pew Research Center and the American Medical Association.

Seventy-nine percent of respondents reported they thought antibiotic stewardship programs would be inadequate without patient education efforts.

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