Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005
Clinician Knowledge and Beliefs after Statewide Program to Promote Appropriate Antimicrobial Drug Use
|Belief or attitude*||Proportion giving desired response (%)†
|1999||2002||1999||2002||WI % 2002/WI % 1999 (adjusted)‡§||MN % 2002/MN % in 1999 (adjusted)‡§|
|Most of my patients think I should prescribe for cough, cold, or flulike symptoms.||36||42||42||48||1.19||1.07|
|It is hard for me to withhold antibiotics because other clinicians in my community prescribe them for cough, cold, or flulike illness.||62||71||64||64||1.18 (p = 0.014)||1.00|
*See Figure 1 for complete text of each statement.
†Desired response—disagree or strongly disagree.
‡Only significant p values presented; p values for baseline comparisons not presented.
§Ratios and corresponding p values adjusted for sex, years in practice, practice setting, and clinician type.