Understanding the Determinants of Antimicrobial Prescribing Within Hospitals: The Role of “Prescribing Etiquette”

@inproceedings{Charani2013UnderstandingTD,
  title={Understanding the Determinants of Antimicrobial Prescribing Within Hospitals: The Role of “Prescribing Etiquette”},
  author={Esmita Charani and Enrique Castro-S{\'a}nchez and Nick Sevdalis and Yiannis Kyratsis and Lydia N. Drumright and Nisha Shah and Alison Holmes},
  booktitle={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND There is limited knowledge of the key determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behavior (APB) in hospitals. An understanding of these determinants is required for the successful design, adoption, and implementation of quality improvement interventions in antimicrobial stewardship programs. METHODS Qualitative semistructured interviews were conducted with doctors (n = 10), pharmacists (n = 10), and nurses and midwives (n = 19) in 4 hospitals in London. Interviews were conducted… CONTINUE READING
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