Journal article

Perceptions, attitudes and factors that influence prescribing by general dentists in Australia: A qualitative study

Leanne Teoh, Kay Stewart, Rodrigo J Marino, Michael John McCulloug

JOURNAL OF ORAL PATHOLOGY & MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Longitudinal studies of dental prescribing in Australia show that dentists make some inappropriate prescribing choices; literature has shown that dentists tend to overprescribe antibiotics and prescribe for incorrect indications. The unnecessary use of antibiotics is a contributing factor towards the development of antibiotic resistance. The aims of the study were to obtain a greater understanding of the perceptions, attitudes and factors that influence dental prescribing for all major relevant drug classes. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews of 15 purposively sampled dentists practising in Victoria, Australia were conducted from June-September 2018. Two dentists practised in rur..

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