Journal article

Paediatric use of antibiotics in children with community acquired pneumonia: A survey from Da Nang, Vietnam

Phuong TK Nguyen, Hoang T Tran, Huong TT Truong, Vu T Nguyen, Steve M Graham, Ben J Marais

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: To characterise paediatricians' antibiotic-prescribing behaviour when managing community acquired pneumonia. METHODS: We conducted a knowledge and attitudes survey of paediatric doctors practicing at a regional provincial hospital in central Vietnam over a 2-week period (from 12 December 2017 to 29 December 2017). RESULTS: Of 79 eligible paediatric doctors, 69 (87.3%) completed the questionnaire, of whom 65 (94.2%) thought that antibiotics were overused in Vietnam. Thirty-eight doctors (55.1%) indicated that they routinely hospitalised children with pneumonia to provide intravenous antibiotics. Most doctors reported discharging children with non-severe pneumonia after 5 days (76.9%) and..

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