Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005
Impact of Statewide Program To Promote Appropriate Antimicrobial Drug Use
|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.
1Carolyn Janette is currently affiliated with Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
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