Table 2

Changes in the proportion of consultations for acute respiratory infections resulting in a prescription (mean SPR) and changes in consultation rate (mean SCR) between 1995 and 2000.

199519961997199819992000Annual change in SPR or SCR (95% CI)Correlation of SCR change with SPR changeP-value
All respiratory infections
 SPR101102100958989−3.0 (−3.6 to −2.3)0.2660.005
 SCR116106105958068−9.5 (−11.3 to −7.8)
  • SCR = sex-standardised consultation ratio. SPR = standardised prescription ratio.