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Table 9 Duration of Prescription of Antibiotics

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

Antibiotic Meets recommended duration of treatment Under recommended duration of treatment Over recommended duration of treatment Total
All antibiotics prescribed that have a recommendation of 7–10 days of treatment 388 (88.79%) 24 (5.49%) 25 (5.72%) 437
Azithromycin
(Recommendation of 5 days of treatment)
23 (46.94%) 25 (51.02%) 1 (2.04%) 49
Penicillin G Benzathine
(Recommendation of one single dose)
37 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 37
Total 448 (85.66%) 49 (9.37%) 26 (4.97%) 523