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Translated survey questions
Number Question Possible answer(s)
1 In what city do you practice? Open answer.
2 What is your specialty? Choose one of the following: breast surgery, surgical oncology, general surgery, gynecology/obstetrics, or plastic surgery.
3 How many years of practice do you have in breast surgery? Open answer.
4 What type of practice do you have? Choose one of the following: Private or private/academic
5 What percentage of your cases corresponds to breast surgery? Choose one of the following: <25%, 25– 49%, 50– 75%, or >75%.
6 What is your monthly breast surgery case load? Choose one of the following:<5 cases/month, 5 – 15 cases/month, 16 – 25 cases/month, or >25 cases/month.
7 Indicate from the following list of breast surgical procedures in which cases you administer prophylactic antibiotic: Select as many as are appropriate: breast conserving surgery, wire localized excision, mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection, sentinel lymph node biopsy, reconstruction with flap, reconstruction with implant, terminal conduct excision, and benign lesion excision.
8 Do you use prophylactic antibiotic in all your breast surgeries? Choose one of the following: yes or no.
9 What prophylactic antibiotic do you use? Open answer.
10 If you use prophylactic antibiotic, how do you administer it? Choose one of the following: single pre-operative fixed-dose, single preoperative fixed dose followed by a second fixed dose if the surgery is prolonged, single preoperative fixed dose followed by one or more postoperative fixed doses for >24 hours, or single preoperative weight-adjusted dose.
11 If you do not administer routine prophylactic antibiotic, in what cases do you use it? Select as many as are appropriate: older age, obesity, cancer, smoking, diabetes mellitus, active skin disease, neoadjuvant therapy, use of drains in situ, and surgical re-intervention.

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