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Table 5 Physicians’ and nurses’ belief on causes of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions

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

Questions Physicians (n = 175) Nurses (n = 210) Total P value
  Yes (%) Yes (%) Yes (%)  
Patient push 61.0 53 56.7 0.04
Treatment failure 90.2 69.5 79.0 0.001
Critically ill or immune-compromised patient 52.3 67.1 60.4 0.01
Profit of hospitals 35.6 41 0.55 38.5
For which infections do you think unnecessary antibiotics would be prescribed?     
Upper respiratory tracts 44.7 24 33.4 0.001
Unknown febrile illness 53.7 28 39.7 0.001
Urinary tract infections 9.3 34.8 23.1 0.001
Diarrhoea 21.3 28 25.4 0.08
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