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Table 4 Physicians’ and nurses’ beliefs on potential intervention to combat AMR

From: Knowledge and beliefs on antimicrobial resistance among physicians and nurses in hospitals in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Variables Very useful Useful Not useful Not sure
Antimicrobial usage policy Physicians 26.4 40 18.2 15.4
Nurses 30.0 36.8 20.5 10.5
Total 28.2 38.4 19.4 13
Reduction of antibiotic use for outpatient setting Physicians 15.3 59.4 18.8 5.9
Nurses 33.3 47.0 12.6 7.3
Total 24.2 53.2 31.4 6.6
Establish national AMR surveillance Physicians 66.4 31.7 1.1 0.6
Nurses 56.8 37.3 3.6 2.1
Total 61.6 34.5 2.5 1.3
Establish hospital infection control committee Physicians 54.7 42.3 2.3 0.6
Nurses 55.3 42.2 0 2.4
Total 55.0 42.2 2.3 3
Develop institutional guideline for antimicrobial use Physicians 73.0 25.8 1.1 0
Nurses 63.1 31.5 0 5.2
Total 68.0 28.6 1.1 5.2
Education on antimicrobial therapy for prescribers Physicians 68.8 28.8 1.1 1.1
Nurses 53.6 40.5 3.6 2.1
Total 61.2 34.6 2.3 1.6
Establish microbiology diagnostic services Physicians 67.6 24.1 0 4.7
Nurses 57.3 33.1 0 9.4
  Total 62.4 28.6 0 7.0
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