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Physicians' Perceptions, Beliefs, Attitudes, and Knowledge Concerning Antimicrobial Resistance in a Brazilian Teaching Hospital

  • Carla Morales Guerra (a1), Carlos Alberto Pires Pereira (a1), Armando R. Neves Neto (a1), Denise Mary Cardo (a2) and Luci Correa (a1)...

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.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, Rua Napoleão de Barros, 715—7 andar—Vila Clementino, São Paulo SP 04024-002Brazil (
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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