Impact of Statewide Program To Promote Appropriate Antimicrobial Drug Use
Edward A. Belongia* , Mary Jo Knobloch*, Burney A. Kieke*, Jeffrey P. Davis‡, Carolyn Janette‡1, and Richard E. Besser§
Author affiliations: *Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA; †Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; ‡Wisconsin Medical Society, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Figure 2. . Antimicrobial prescribing rate ratios by year and practice location, adjusted for specialty and baseline (1998) prescribing rate. The vertical bars show 95% confidence intervals. Ratios <1 indicate lower antimicrobial prescribing by Wisconsin physicians relative to Minnesota physicians. MSA, metropolitan statistical area.
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