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Table 3 Attitudes on SAP by responses to 4-point Likert scale questions (N. 357)

From: Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in children: a mixed method study on healthcare professionals attitudes

  completely disagree disagree agree completely agree No response
N. % N. % N. % N. % N. %
1. The hospital where I work takes into account the international GLs on SAP 3 0.8 38 10.6 238 66.7 75 21.0 3 0.8
2. SAP should be performed with first or second-generation cephalosporins 62 17.4 10 2.8 47 13.2 220 61.6 18 5.0
3. Two to 3 days of antibiotic administration are useful as a precaution after surgery 49 13.7 145 40.6 127 35.6 29 8.1 7 2.0
4. Prescription of SAP should take into account possible malpractice litigations 31 8.7 148 41.5 149 41.7 20 5.6 9 2.5
5. GLs may be supportive in case of malpractice litigations 20 5.6 2 0.6 61 17.1 270 75.6 4 1.1
6. Evidence-Based Medicine is poorly applicable in every day clinical practice 34 9.5 203 56.9 105 29.4 7 2.0 8 2.2
7. SAP duration should take into account parental expectations 134 37.5 203 56.9 15 4.2 3 0.8 2 0.6
8. SAP is needed in all surgical procedures 54 15.1 189 52.9 89 24.9 25 7.0 0 0.0
9. The threat of antibiotic resistance is overstated by the media 58 16.2 213 59.7 71 19.9 9 2.5 6 1.7
10. Antibiotic resistance concern patients different from the children cared by the Hospital where I work 80 22.4 233 65.3 34 9.5 3 0.8 7 2.0
11. The choice of drug for SAP is mainly due to cost-saving reasons 53 14.8 221 61.9 67 18.8 6 1.7 10 2.8
12. First or second-generation cephalosporins are less effective for SAP than III generation cephalosporins 42 11.8 229 64.1 52 14.6 4 1.1 30 8.4
13. Pharmaceutical companies influence antibiotics used for SAP 65 18.2 183 51.3 82 23.0 15 4.2 12 3.4
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