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Table 1 Summary of National Medical Care Survey (NMCS) 2014 dataset

From: Antibiotic prescribing in public and private practice: a cross-sectional study in primary care clinics in Malaysia

  Public Private Overall
Total clinics 129 416 545
Patient encounters 11,172 16,415 27,587
Prescriptionsa 9680 15,119 24,799
Total number of medications 27,762 45,417 73,178
Prescriptions containing antibioticsb 755 5055 5810
Total number of antibiotics (systemic) 767 5242 6009
Antibiotic prescribing ratec, % 6.76 30.79 21.06
Antibiotic per 100 patient encounters 7 32 22
  1. aEach patient encounter in which medication was prescribed was counted as one prescription
  2. b197 prescriptions (12 from public clinics, 185 private clinics) consisted of more than one antibiotic
  3. cPercentage of encounters in which at least one antibiotic was prescribed