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Volume 25, Number 7—July 2019

Prescribing Patterns for Treatment of Mycobacterium avium Complex and M. xenopi Pulmonary Disease in Ontario, Canada, 2001–2013

Sarah K. BrodeComments to Author , Hannah Chung, Michael A. Campitelli, Jeffrey C. Kwong, Alex Marchand-Austin, Kevin L. Winthrop, Frances B. Jamieson, and Theodore K. Marras
Author affiliations: West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (S.K. Brode); ICES, Toronto (S.K. Brode, H. Chung, M.A. Campitelli, J.C. Kwong); University of Toronto, Toronto (S.K. Brode, J.C. Kwong, F.B. Jamieson, T.K. Marras); University Health Network and Sinai Health System, Toronto (S.K. Brode, T.K. Marras); Toronto Western Family Health Team, Toronto (J.C. Kwong); Public Health Ontario, Toronto (J.C. Kwong, A. Marchand-Austin, F.B. Jamieson); Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA (K.L. Winthrop)

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Table 3

Initial treatment regimen, by prescriber specialty, for 688 patients with Mycobacterium avium complex pulmonary disease, Ontario, Canada, 2001–2013*

Regimen Specialty, no. (%) patients
Respirology, n = 383 (55.7) ID, n = 69 (10.0) GIM, n = 51 (7.4) FP/GP, n = 85 (12.3) Other/unknown, n = 100 (14.5)
Standard triple therapy 166 (43.3) 37 (53.6) 22 (43.1) 34 (40.0) 31 (31.0)
Macrolide monotherapy 55 (14.4) 7 (10.1) <5 (≤9.8) 14 (16.5) 15 (15.0)
Macrolide + rifamycin or fluoroquinolone 38 (9.9) ≤5 (≤7.2) ≤5 (<9.8) 6 (7.1) 8 (8.0)
Other 124 (32.4) 20–25 (29.0–36.1) 20 (39.2) 31 (36.5) 46 (46.0)

*Includes the regimen dispensed for at least the first 60 d of treatment. According to privacy regulations, values representing<6 persons are reported as <5, and data are presented as a range of values for categorical variables where back-calculation is possible. GIM, general internal medicine; FP/GP, family practice/general practice; ID, infectious diseases.

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