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Table 4 Factors influencing antibiotic use (N = 73)

From: Tertiary hospitals physician’s knowledge and perceptions towards antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in Cameroon

Parameters/Attitude Strongly influence/influence n (%) Neutral n (%) Do not influence at all/do not influence n (%)
Personal previous experience 61 (84) 7 (10) 5(7)
Guidelines 73 (100) 0 0
Patient expectation 14 (19) 7 (10) 52 (71)
ABR profile in the ward 53 (73) 16 (22) 4 (6)
Risk of missing an infection 46 (63) 12 (16) 15 (21)
Patient critically ill/immunocompromised 66 (90) 3 (4) 4 (6)
Pharmaceutical company pressure 46 (63) 16 (22) 11 (15)
Cost/effectiveness ratio 70 (96) 1 (1) 2 (3)
Quality of drug 72 (99) 1 (1) 0