Funding for this research was provided by:
Labex (ANR-10-LABX-25-01, ANR-11-LABX-0010)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-07-31
Received: 20 July 2018
Accepted: 15 July 2019
First Online: 31 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: We questioned the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) concerning the creation and development of our questionnaire, and notably whether or not it was necessary to ask for a specific ethics approval from the French national data protection agency (CNIL; Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés). CNRS informed us that ethics approval was not necessary for this type of research study. With the help of the French Infectious Diseases Society (SPILF) and the agreement of its Président, the questionnaire was then sent to 685 hospital physicians registered in the “Infectio-flash” Discussion List. One co-author of the article, Dr. Serge Alfandari, handled this investigation.Members were informed of this scientific investigation and its issues, were totally free to reply to it, or not, and when replying to the online questionnaire consented to the terms and conditions of this study.
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: The authors declare any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence their work.