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Antibiotic prescribing knowledge of national health service general dentalpractitioners in England and Scotland
Palmer, NOA; Martin, MV; Pealing, R; Ireland, RS; Roy, K; Smith, A; Bagg, J;
Univ Liverpool, Dept Clin Dent Sci, Liverpool L69 3BX, Merseyside, EnglandUniv Liverpool Liverpool Merseyside England L69 3BX , Merseyside, England Univ Glasgow, Infect Res Grp, Glasgow G2 3JZ, Lanark, Scotland Univ Glasgow Glasgow Lanark Scotland G2 3JZ sgow G2 3JZ, Lanark, Scotland
Titolo Testata:
Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
fascicolo: 2, volume: 47, anno: 2001,
pagine: 233 - 237
Tipo documento:
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Palmer, NOA 5 Springfield Close, Formby L37 2LL, Merseyside, England 5 Springfield Close Formby Merseyside England L37 2LL England
N.O.A. Palmer et al., "Antibiotic prescribing knowledge of national health service general dentalpractitioners in England and Scotland", J ANTIMICRO, 47(2), 2001, pp. 233-237


The inappropriate use of antibiotics has contributed to the worldwide problem of antimicrobial resistance. Information on the knowledge, understanding and training of dental practitioners in the use of antibiotics in clinical practice is scarce. This study assessed the level of knowledge of generaldental practitioners and the need for educational initiatives. An anonymous postal questionnaire was sent to National Health Service dental practitioners working in 10 Health Authorities in England (1544) and four Health Boards in Scotland (672). Each correct answer to the questionnaire was given ascore of one mark; there were 84 questions. The scores for each section ofthe questionnaire were compared. Responses were received from 1338 (60.4%)of practitioners, of whom 22.1% had attended postgraduate courses in the previous 2 years on antibiotic prescribing. Practitioners who had attended courses had a significantly greater knowledge of antibiotic use (P < 0.05) than those who had not. There was no significant difference in knowledge between all age groups under 60 years of age. There were significant differences in knowledge between dentists practising in English Health Authorities and Scottish Health Boards (P < 0.01). Knowledge was good for clinical signsthat are indicators for prescribing antibiotics and for a number of non-clinical factors, e.g. patient expectation. Knowledge of therapeutic prescribing for commonly presenting clinical conditions and prophylactic prescribing for medically compromised patients, however, was generally poor. This study has shown that an urgent review of dental undergraduate and postgraduateeducation in antibiotic prescribing is required. Provision of prescribing guidelines may improve knowledge and encourage the appropriate use of antibiotics in clinical dental practice.

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