Table 3.

Factors Cited by Pediatricians as Influencing Inappropriate Oral Antibiotic Use

Single most important program for reducing inappropriate oral antibiotic use
 Develop more careful diagnostic criteria15%
 Reduce drug detailing<1%
 Reduce legal liability4%
 Educate parents about appropriate indications78%
 Other4%
Issue that contributes most to inappropriate oral antibiotic use
 Concerns about legal liability12%
 Need to be efficient in practice19%
 Parent pressure54%
 Other15%