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Table 3 Prescription rates of antibiotics and cough and cold preparations

From: Influence of patient symptoms and physical findings on general practitioners' treatment of respiratory tract infections: a direct observation study

Diagnoses Prescription rates (in %) of
  Antibiotics [95% CI] Cough and cold preparations [95%CI]
Tonsillitis 89.7 [78.6–99.3] 55.2 [37.1–73.3]
Bronchitis 77.1 [67.3–87.0] 94.3 [85.3–95.9]
Laryngitis 75.0 [50.5–99.5] 91.7 [76.0–100.0]
Sinusitis 63.6 [47.2–80.0] 90.9 [81.1–100.0]
Acute exacerbation chronic lung disease* 50.0 [30.0–70.0] 95.8 [87.8–100.0]
URTI/ common cold 18.0 [11.0–24.9] 90.6 [85.3–95.9]
all patients 48.5 [42.6–54.5] 87.9 [84.0–91.7]
  1. (URTI = upper respiratory tract infection, *see methods)