Table 3

Antibiotic prescribing rates according to clinical entities (n = 84 GPs).

Proportion antibiotics prescribed (mean per GP [95% CI])Number of consultations
Diagnoses47 (42 to 52)1664
Symptoms12 (9 to 16)966
Ear35 (28 to 42)408
Upper respiratory tract21 (15 to 27)573
Sinus74 (67 to 81)272
Throat37 (29 to 45)255
Pneumonia67 (54 to 80)108
Cough/bronchitis27 (22 to 32)669
Exacerbation of asthma/COPD21 (14 to 28)345
Mean/Total33 (29 to 35)2630