Physician Ranking of Drivers as Related to IV Antibiotic Duration Preference in Case Vignette Neonate

DriverMean (Likert Scale, 1–5, 5 = Strongly Agree)Statistically Significant Correlations With IV Antibiotic Duration (r)a
Evidence from the medical literature4.2−0.15
Standard of care at hospital3.70.18
Concerns about harm from treatment3.2−0.25
Medicolegal concerns2.90.20
Previous UTIs with bad outcomes2.6None
Financial costs of treatment2.6−0.26
Concerns about peer review and/or being negatively judged2.2None
  • a Measuring strength of linear association between driver and IV antibiotic duration. “None” indicates that there was no statistically significant correlation between the 2 variables.