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Table 5 Attitudes of health professionals towards interventions of antimicrobial resistance, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, October to November 2015

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

Possible interventions Responses
Very useful Useful Not useful Not sure
N % N % N % N %
Reduction of antibiotic use for outpatient setting 45 20.6 135 61.9 29 13.3 9 4.1
Access to current antibiogram 81 37.2 115 52.8 5 2.3 17 7.8
Antimicrobial usage policy 141 64.7 66 30.3 3 1.4 8 3.7
Updating about local antibiotic resistance patterns 159 72.9 41 18.8 3 1.4 15 6.9
Establish national antimicrobial resistance surveillance 140 64.2 71 32.6 0 0 7 3.2
Establish hospital infection control committee 155 71.1 63 28.9 0 0 0 0
Develop institutional guideline for antimicrobial use 146 67 65 29.8 7 3.2 0 0
Education on antimicrobial therapy for prescribers 148 67.9 59 27.1 11 5 0 0
Establish microbiology diagnostic services 149 68.3 66 30.3 0 0 3 1.4