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


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

  • 25728158

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-3296

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.11.017


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States