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Article: What are the non-biomedical reasons which make family doctors over-prescribe antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infection in a mixed private/public Asian setting?

TitleWhat are the non-biomedical reasons which make family doctors over-prescribe antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infection in a mixed private/public Asian setting?
Authors
KeywordsAntibiotics overuse
Family medicine
General practice
Respiratory tract infection
Issue Date2003
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.
Citation
Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy And Therapeutics, 2003, v. 28 n. 3, p. 197-201 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To examine the non-biomedical reasons which make family doctors over-prescribe antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) in a mixed private/public Asian setting. Methods: The questionnaire was sent to the members of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians between August and December 2001. Results: A total of 801 family doctors completed a postal questionnaire with an overall response rate of 65.0%. A significant number of respondents (21.8%) felt they might be prescribing antibiotics too often for URTI but the majority of them felt they were using antibiotics just a bit too often. Doctors who were older, more senior or in private practice were more likely to feel that they might be prescribing antibiotics too often. More than 50% of respondents thought that to satisfy the patient or his/her carer and fear of medicolegal problem if the patient deteriorates would make them very likely or likely to over-prescribe antibiotics for patients with URTIs. Public doctors might over-prescribe in order to save time, whereas private doctors might do so in order to keep patients in their practice. Conclusion: The results showed that doctors with certain characteristics are more likely to overprescribe antibiotics. Factors, other than biomedical ones, may play important roles in doctor's prescription of antibiotics for URTI.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78240
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.638
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dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, KFen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:40:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:40:42Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Clinical Pharmacy And Therapeutics, 2003, v. 28 n. 3, p. 197-201en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0269-4727en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78240-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To examine the non-biomedical reasons which make family doctors over-prescribe antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) in a mixed private/public Asian setting. Methods: The questionnaire was sent to the members of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians between August and December 2001. Results: A total of 801 family doctors completed a postal questionnaire with an overall response rate of 65.0%. A significant number of respondents (21.8%) felt they might be prescribing antibiotics too often for URTI but the majority of them felt they were using antibiotics just a bit too often. Doctors who were older, more senior or in private practice were more likely to feel that they might be prescribing antibiotics too often. More than 50% of respondents thought that to satisfy the patient or his/her carer and fear of medicolegal problem if the patient deteriorates would make them very likely or likely to over-prescribe antibiotics for patients with URTIs. Public doctors might over-prescribe in order to save time, whereas private doctors might do so in order to keep patients in their practice. Conclusion: The results showed that doctors with certain characteristics are more likely to overprescribe antibiotics. Factors, other than biomedical ones, may play important roles in doctor's prescription of antibiotics for URTI.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeuticsen_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectAntibiotics overuseen_HK
dc.subjectFamily medicineen_HK
dc.subjectGeneral practiceen_HK
dc.subjectRespiratory tract infectionen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents - therapeutic useen_HK
dc.subject.meshDrug Prescriptionsen_HK
dc.subject.meshDrug Utilization - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Misuse - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Practice Patternsen_HK
dc.subject.meshPhysicians, Familyen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Tract Infections - drug therapyen_HK
dc.titleWhat are the non-biomedical reasons which make family doctors over-prescribe antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infection in a mixed private/public Asian setting?en_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.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2710.2003.00485.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid12795779-
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dc.identifier.volume28en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage197en_HK
dc.identifier.epage201en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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