Knowledge and antibiotics prescription pattern among Ugandan oral health care providers: a cross-sectional survey

Adriane Kamulegeya, William Buwenbo & Charles Mugisha Rwenyonyi
Background and aims. Irrational prescription of antibiotics by clinicians might lead to drug resistance. Clinicians do prescribe antibiotics for either prophylactic or therapeutic reasons. The decision of when and what to prescribe leaves room for misuse and therefore it is imperative to continuously monitor knowledge and pattern of prescription. The aim of the present study was to determine the knowledge of antibiotic use and the prescription pattern among dental health care practitioners in Uganda. Materials...