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Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005

Research

Clinician Knowledge and Beliefs after Statewide Program to Promote Appropriate Antimicrobial Drug Use

Karen M. Kiang*†, Burney A. Kieke‡, Kathryn Como-Sabetti*, Ruth Lynfield*, Richard E. Besser†, and Edward A. Belongia‡Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA

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Table 3

Responses to clinical case scenarios for viral upper respiratory infection and bronchitis, 2002 versus 1999

Response Proportion giving desired responses for both scenarios (%)*
Wisconsin (WI)
Minnesota (MN)
1999 2002 1999 2002 WI% 2002/WI%1999
(adjusted)†‡ MN% 2002/MN% 1999
(adjusted)†‡
Adult case scenarios 43 64 46 59 1.45 (p = 0.001) 1.28 (p = 0.023)
Pediatric case scenarios 62 74 66 68 1.16 (p = 0.058) 0.98

*Desired response to all scenarios—not prescribe or definitely not 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.

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