Journal Article

Effects of Local Variation, Specialty, and Beliefs on Antiviral Prescribing for Influenza

Michael B. Rothberg, Aleta B. Bonner, M. Hasan Rajab, Hyun Sun Kim, Barbara W. Stechenberg and David N. Rose

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 42, issue 1, pages 95-99
Published in print January 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/498517
Effects of Local Variation, Specialty, and Beliefs on Antiviral Prescribing for Influenza

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In 2004, we conducted a survey of physician knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding influenza diagnosis and treatment at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts and Scott & White Hospital and Clinic in Texas. of the 579 physicians we contacted, 336 completed the survey. Sixty-one percent of the respondents prescribed antivirals, and 62% used rapid testing. Prescribing practices were associated with location, practice size, use of rapid testing, and belief in the efficacy of antivirals.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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