|Title||Lyme disease: Knowledge and practices of family practitioners in southern Quebec|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Ferrouillet C, Milord F, Lambert L, Vibien A, Ravel A|
|Journal||Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiology|
|Keywords||attitudes, diagnosis, doctors, Health knowledge, Lyme disease, practice, quebec, treatment|
The present study documented the inappropriate intention to order serology tests for tick bites and the unjustified intention to use tick analysis for diagnostic purposes. Such practices should be discouraged because they are unnecessary and overuse collective laboratory and medical resources. In addition, public health authorities must pursue their education efforts regarding FPs to optimize case management.