Knowledge, beliefs, and confidence regarding infections and antimicrobial stewardship: a survey of Veterans Affairs providers who care for older adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We conducted an anonymous survey of providers who care for older adults from 10 Veterans Affairs long-term-care facilities to assess their knowledge, beliefs, and confidence toward treating infections and antimicrobial stewardship. The average score on 5 questions assessing knowledge was 3.6 out of 5.0 (95% confidence interval, 3.3-3.9), which supports a need for education regarding the care of older adults with infections.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jump, RLP; Heath, B; Crnich, CJ; Moehring, R; Schmader, KE; Olds, D; Higgins, PA

Published Date

  • March 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 298 - 300

PubMed ID

  • 25728158

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4347997

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-3296

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.11.017


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States