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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 5

Changes in prescribing rate for antimicrobial drugs, by practice location, 1998–2003*

Practice location Wisconsin prescribing rate
Minnesota prescribing rate
1998 2003 % reduction 1998 2003 % reduction p value†
Major metropolitan area‡ 719 639 11 711 568 20 <0.001
Other areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin 778 583 25 814 657 19 0.005

*The annual prescribing rate for antimicrobial drugs 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.
‡Includes the Milwaukee-Waukesha metropolitan statistical area (4 counties) for Wisconsin and the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan statistical area (11 counties) for Minnesota. Two Wisconsin counties were excluded from the latter area.

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

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