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Table 10 Antimicrobial prescription practices of health workers, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, October to November 2015

From: Paramedical staffs knowledge and attitudes towards antimicrobial resistance in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Statements Categories Frequency (N = 134) %
Is there standard treatment guideline in your institution? Yes 103 76.9
No 31 23.1
How frequent do you refer standard treatment guideline to prescribe antibiotics? Always 21 15.7
Often 37 27.6
Some times 66 49.3
Rarely 5 3.7
Never 5 3.7
How frequent do you review your decision to prescribe antibiotics with a senior or colleague? Always 12 9.0
Often 37 27.6
Some times 41 30.6
Rarely 38 28.4
Never 6 4.5
Is it difficult to select the correct antibiotic? Yes 38 28.4
No 96 71.6
How often do you face difficulty to select the correct antibiotic? Always 5 3.7
Often 10 7.5
Some times 56 41.8
Rarely 50 37.3
Never 13 9.7
During the last year, how many times have you received some teaching in your department on antibiotic prescription? None 106 79.1
Once 14 10.4
twice 8 6.0
≥ 3 times 6 4.5
During the last year, how many times have you received training courses on antibiotic prescription? None 115 85.8
Once 9 6.7
twice 10 7.5
≥ 3 times 0 0