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Article: Management of upper respiratory tract infection by family doctors

TitleManagement of upper respiratory tract infection by family doctors
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Issue Date2001
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/IJCP
Citation
International Journal Of Clinical Practice, 2001, v. 55 n. 6, p. 358-360 How to Cite?
AbstractThe prescribing behaviour of family doctors in Hong Kong towards upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and the factors that might affect such behaviour were studied. All 1016 members of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians were sent a postal questionnaire. A total of 730 family doctors completed the questionnaire, with an overall response rate of 71.8%. Doctors who were older, more senior, or in private practice were more likely to think antibiotics were useful for URTIs and to prescribe them. These doctors were also more likely to think their patients would expect antibiotics from them. Postgraduate vocational training in general practice/family medicine helped make family doctors think fewer patients would expect antibiotics from them but did not affect their perception of the usefulness of antibiotics for URTIs. Our results showed that doctors with certain characteristics were more likely to prescribe antibiotics for URTIs and these doctors may be targeted for continued medical education.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/77011
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.226
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.759
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dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, KFen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:27:18Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:27:18Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Clinical Practice, 2001, v. 55 n. 6, p. 358-360en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1368-5031en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe prescribing behaviour of family doctors in Hong Kong towards upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and the factors that might affect such behaviour were studied. All 1016 members of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians were sent a postal questionnaire. A total of 730 family doctors completed the questionnaire, with an overall response rate of 71.8%. Doctors who were older, more senior, or in private practice were more likely to think antibiotics were useful for URTIs and to prescribe them. These doctors were also more likely to think their patients would expect antibiotics from them. Postgraduate vocational training in general practice/family medicine helped make family doctors think fewer patients would expect antibiotics from them but did not affect their perception of the usefulness of antibiotics for URTIs. Our results showed that doctors with certain characteristics were more likely to prescribe antibiotics for URTIs and these doctors may be targeted for continued medical education.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/IJCPen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Clinical Practiceen_HK
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Clinical Practice. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents - therapeutic useen_HK
dc.subject.meshFamily Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Surveysen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Practice Patternsen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Tract Infections - drug therapyen_HK
dc.titleManagement of upper respiratory tract infection by family doctorsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLam, TP: tplam@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, KF: hrntlkf@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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