Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005
Clinician Knowledge and Beliefs after Statewide Program to Promote Appropriate Antimicrobial Drug Use
|Response||Proportion giving desired response (%)*
|1999||2002||1999||2002||WI % 2002/WI % 1999 (adjusted)†‡||MN % 2002/MN % 1999 (adjusted)†‡|
|Purulent nasal discharge||34||61||42||54||1.71 (p<0.001)||1.24 (p = 0.054)|
|Productive cough with purulent sputum||14||36||20||31||2.61 (p<0.001)||1.31|
|Received antimicrobial agents for similar symptoms in past||57||72||63||70||1.20 (p = 0.015)||1.10|
*Desired response: presence of the factor had little or no influence on the decision to prescribe.
†Only significant p values presented; p values for baseline comparisons not presented.
‡Ratios and corresponding p values adjusted for sex, years in practice, practice setting, and clinician type.