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Table 6 Appropriateness and adequacy of antibiotic prescription according to health professionals

From: “Appropriateness and adequacy of antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory tract infections in ambulatory health care centers in Ecuador”

  # of patients Prescribed Antibiotic Cases that needed antibiotic Cases that needed + received antibiotics Appropriate prescription rate (%) Adequate prescription rate (%)
General Practitioners
(n = 7)
692 226 21 14 9.29 66.66
Family Medicine Doctors
(n = 6)
128 29 9 5 31.03 55.55
Rural Medical Trainees
(n = 4)
30 17 2 2 11.76 100
Psychiatrists
(n = 1)
23 23 1 1 4.34 100
Pediatricians
(n = 3)
520 228 18 11 7.89 61.11
Total 1393 523 51 33 9.75 64.7