Table 1.

GP diagnosis and association with antibiotic prescription

GP working diagnosisChildren with diagnosis, n (%)Proportion prescribed oral antibiotics (%)Proportion of antibiotic prescriptions, %
Tonsillitis/sore throat58 (5.8)54/58 (93.1)20.7
Ear infection51 (5.1)42/51 (82.4)16.1
LRTI90 (9.0)63/90 (70.0)24.1
UTI54 (5.4)26/54 (48.1)10.0
URTI297 (29.7)43/297 (14.5)16.5
Other167 (16.7)18/167 (10.8)6.9
No diagnosis given68 (6.8)5/68 (7.4)1.9
Viral illness145 (14.5)9/145 (6.2)3.4
Gastroenteritis42 (4.2)1/42 (2.4)0.4
Conjunctivitis27 (2.7)0/27 (0)0
Total999261 (26.1)100
  • LRTI = lower respiratory tract infection. URTI = upper respiratory tract infection. UTI = urinary tract infection.