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Table 2 Prescribing practice, valuation of dose adjustment and pharmacotherapy guidance by caregiver role

From: Prescribing habits and caregiver satisfaction with resources for dosing children: Rationale for more informative dosing guidance

   % Response (within role)
Question Response Attending Physician Physician Fellow Resident Physician Nurse Practitioner Overall
Frequency of checking more than one source to obtaining dosing guidance Never 6 2.2 8.1 5.8 5.3
  <25% of the time 79.4 78.2 81.1 78.2 79.5
  25-50% of the time 12.6 19.6 8.1 14.5 13.6
  >50% of the time 2 0 2.7 1.5 1.7
Value of dosing adjustments in pediatrics Not very important 2.7 0 0 1.4 1.7
  Somewhat Important 20.5 17.4 24.3 23.2 21.1
  Very Important 76.8 82.6 75.7 75.4 77.2
Convenience of information on dosing guidance Not very Convenient 7.9 8.7 2.7 8.7 7.6
  Somewhat Convenient 60.9 71.7 43.2 50.7 58.1
  Very Convenient 31.3 19.6 54.1 40.6 34.3
Frequency of patients requiring modification outside "standard" dose recommendations <1% of patients 14 4.3 18.9 20.6 14.6
  1-20% of patients 66.7 73.9 73 52.9 65.4
  20-50% of patients 12.7 19.6 8.1 16.2 14.0
  >50% of patients 6 2.2 0 7.4 5.0
  Other 0.7 0 0 2.9 1.0
Value of tools for individualized dosing guidance Yes 69.5 80.4 78.4 68.2 72.0
  No 3.3 0 5.4 1.4 2.6
  Maybe 27.2 19.6 16.2 30.4 25.4
  1. (highest overall response per question in bold) (Response assessed as % category within caregiver role)