|1. In your view, to what extent do doctors generally regard healthcare associated infections or colonisation with multidrug resistant pathogens as significant problems in this hospital?|
a. Do they/you believe that some/most could be prevented?|
b. What would it take to reduce the risks?
|2. There is evidence from audits and published research that doctors often comply less consistently than nurses with infection prevention and control measures.|
a. Is this consistent with your experience and, if so, why do you think it is so?|
b. Do you believe that it adversely affects patients’ outcomes?
|3. What changes, if any, would you make in hospital infection prevention and control policies or their implementation to:|
a. make them more acceptable to doctors,|
b. increase doctors’ adherence to them and/or
c. achieve their goals of reducing risks to patients?