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Table 2 Discriminant beliefs that distinguish between GPs who do (intenders) and do not intend (non-intenders) to prescribe antibiotics for patients with uncomplicated sore throat.

From: Translating clinicians' beliefs into implementation interventions (TRACII): A protocol for an intervention modeling experiment to change clinicians' intentions to implement evidence-based practice

Behavioural beliefs
   Prescribing an antibiotic for these patients will reduce their risk of developing minor complications such as otitis media and sinusitis
   Prescribing an antibiotic for these patients is cost efficient
   Prescribing an antibiotic for these patients will reduce the time taken for their sore throat to resolve
Outcome evaluation
   The problems of antibiotic resistance for these patients does not concern me greatly
Control beliefs
   If a patient asks for an antibiotic, then I will prescribe one whether it is medically indicated or not
   I am more inclined to prescribe an antibiotic for patients of a lower social class
   Because I don't know the cause of these patients' sore throats, I will prescribe an antibiotic so that I don't miss something
   In most cases, the patient will finish the course of antibiotics I prescribe