Impact of community pharmacists’ knowledge on self-reported antibiotic dispensing practice

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: ZAWAHIR, Mohamed Shukry (The University of Sydney, Faculty of Pharmacy)
  • Co-author(s): Mohamed Shukry Zawahir: Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Sarath Lekamwasam: Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna Sri Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka
    Parisa Aslani: Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Pharmacists in Sri Lanka continue to illegally dispense antibiotics without a prescription.

    Methods

    A random sample of 342 pharmacies in Sri Lanka were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire on their antibiotic knowledge and dispensing practice.

    Results

    A total of 265 (210 pharmacists, 55 other staff) responded. Mean antibiotic

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