About the study

National online survey of antibiotic prescribers

Researchers at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney are currently conducting a national online survey of antibiotic prescribers in Australia.

The survey is about knowledge and attitudes towards antibiotic use, prescribing decisions and antibiotic resistance, challenges and barriers faced in practice, and where practitioners source their information antibiotic resistance. The key purpose is to see what can be done to assist and support prescribers in the future, by identifying challenges and seeking solutions from the prescribers themselves. The study is unique in that it surveys all doctors, dentists and veterinarians concurrently.

The findings from this study will assist national policy-makers to develop and enhance national policy and education interventions about antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in Australia.

Are you a doctor, dentist or veterinarian practising in Australia? Let us know your thoughts about antibiotic use and resistance. Complete the survey now by clicking here.

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The survey takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Responses remain anonymous and confidential. At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw for the chance to win an iPad.

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Sydney [Project number: 2016/675].

Who is conducting this study?

The study is being conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney. The project is led by Associate Professor Dale Dominey-Howes, a human geographer at the University of Sydney, and Dr Maurizio Labbate, a microbiologist at the University of Technology Sydney. This study is being funded by the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

If you would like more information about the study, please contact Dale Dominey-Howes at the University of Sydney – Email: dale.dominey-howes@sydney.edu.au or Tel: +61 2 9351 6641.

Thank you for your assistance in this study.

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