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Volume 9, Number 4—April 2003

Research

Antimicrobial-Drug Prescription in Ambulatory Care Settings, United States, 1992–2000

Linda F. McCaig*Comments to Author , Richard E. Besser*, and James M. Hughes*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Rank order of antimicrobial drug classes in ambulatory care settings, 1992 and 2000

Antimicrobial drug class 1992 2000
Amoxicillin and ampicillina
1
1
Cephalosporins
2
2
Erythromycin
3
8
Tetracyclines
4
7
Other penicillins
5
9
Trimethprim-sulfamethoxazole
6
6
Quniolones
7
4
Amoxicillin/clavulanate
8
5
Azithromycin and clarithromycinb 9 3

aExcludes amoxicillin/clavulanate.
bOnly clarithromycin was in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey drug databases in 1992.

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