Healthcare providers' attitudes and perceptions in infection diagnosis and antibiotic prescribing in public health institutions in Lesotho: a cross sectional survey.

@article{Adorka2013HealthcarePA,
  title={Healthcare providers' attitudes and perceptions in infection diagnosis and antibiotic prescribing in public health institutions in Lesotho: a cross sectional survey.},
  author={Matthias Adorka and M Dikokole and K. H. Mitonga and K. G. H. Allen},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={344-50}
}
BACKGROUND The decision to prescribe antibiotics and the selection of an appropriate antibiotic are important in the treatment of infectious diseases. As any human decision, it can be influenced by individual attitudes and perceptions. OBJECTIVES To assess the attitudes and perceptions of healthcare providers regarding antibiotic prescribing and the use of laboratory results in infection diagnosis. METHODS A cross sectional survey in five selected Health Service Areas (HSAs) in the Southern… CONTINUE READING