358 – Perceptions and attitudes regarding antibiotic resistance in Germany – A cross-sectoral survey amongst physicians veterinarians farmers and the general (Research paper – Schneider – 2018)Click here for resource
In Significant Impact Groups: Prudent use AB \ Farmer
Species targeted: Pigs; Poultry; Dairy; Beef;
Age: Not stated;
Perceptions and attitudes towards antibiotic resistance among general practitioners, hospital physicians, veterinarians, pig farmers and the general public were compared. Farmers were predominantly satisfied with existing solutions. Farmers had three times better basic knowledge of antibiotic resistance and knew twice as many people with multiple drug resistance organism problems than the general public. They also received information on antibiotic resistance more often from their veterinarians than patients did from their doctors. This study reveals considerable differences in perceptions and attitudes to antibiotic resistance among the groups investigated. Results promote mutual understanding and thus support the One Health approach.