Table 1

Characteristics of respondents

Total1007
Sex*
 Female477 (47.4)
 Male524 (52.0)
Professional hierarchy
 Intern/internship doctor10 (1.0)
 General practitioner113 (11.2)
 Resident500 (49.7)
 Specialist/consultant358 (35.6)
 Other18 (1.8)
Professional experience (years)†
 <1194 (19.3)
 1–5459 (45.6)
 6–10136 (13.5)
 11–1574 (7.4)
 16–2052 (5.2)
 >2081 (8.0)
Grouped departments‡§
 Surgery (including subspecialties)371 (36.8)
 Medicine (including subspecialties)232 (23.0)
 Acute specialties156 (15.5)
 Other departments244 (24.2)
Information sources used to guide prescribing¶
 Guidelines
  International619 (61.5)
  National628 (62.4)
  Hospital656 (65.1)
  Department/division405 (40.2
 Consultation with senior colleague(s)472 (46.9)
 Consultation with microbiologist/infectious disease physician523 (51.9)
 Textbooks410 (40.7)
 Medical journals389 (38.6)
 Pharmaceutical company representative34 (3.4)
 Internet115 (11.4)
 Other13 (1.3)
No of AMR/AMS trainings attended in the past year**
 0396 (39.3)
 1342 (34.0)
 ≥2168 (16.7)
 Median (range)1 (0, 10)
  • Data are reported as n (%) unless indicated otherwise.

  • *Data missing for: 6 (0.60%).

  • †11 (1.1%).

  • ‡4 (0.40%).

  • §Surgery and surgical subspecialties includes obstetrics/gynaecology (146), surgery (122), orthopaedics (57), ENT (32), urology (14); medicine and medical subspecialties includes medicine (128), neurology (63), pulmonology (15), dermatology (14), cardiology (12); acute specialties includes anaesthesiology (72), emergency (57), ICU (27); other departments includes paediatrics (54), ophthalmology (39), multiple units (33), rehabilitation (32), psychiatry (30), dentist (27), other (29) and unspecified (4).

  • ¶2 (0.20%).

  • **101 (10.0%).

  • AMR, antimicrobial resistance; AMS, antibiotic stewardship.