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Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005


Impact of Statewide Program To Promote Appropriate Antimicrobial Drug Use

Edward A. Belongia*Comments to Author , 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

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Table 4

Changes in antimicrobial drug prescribing by specialty and state, 1998–2003*

Specialty Wisconsin prescribing rate
Minnesota prescribing rate
1998 2003 % reduction 1998 2003 % reduction p value†
Family practice 810 631 22 843 685 19 0.11
Internal medicine 540 447 17 366 329 10 0.03
Pediatrics 1,126 891 21 1,068 751 30 0.006
Emergency medicine 519 451 13 306 303 1 0.25

*The annual antimicrobial drug prescribing rate was calculated by dividing the number of new filled prescriptions by the number of prescribers in each specialty.
†p value for comparison of reduction in Wisconsin vs. Minnesota.

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1Carolyn Janette is currently affiliated with Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

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