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Table 3 Consultations and antibiotic prescriptions per 1000 patient years (PY) in different RTI diagnoses, years 2008, 2010, 2013

From: Reduction in antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections in Swedish primary care- a retrospective study of electronic patient records

   2008 2010 2013
   Consultations per 1000 PY Antibiotic prescription per 1000 PY Prescribing rate per diagnosis, (%) Consultations per 1000 PY Antibiotic prescription per 1000 PY Prescribing rate per diagnosis, (%) Consultations per 1000 PY Antibiotic prescription per 1000 PY Prescribing rate per diagnosis, (%)
Upper respiratory tract infections Common cold 103 12 11,8 101 8 7,8 86 4 4,5
Sore throata 42 28 67,7 38 23 61,4 29 18 59,7
AOMb 27 23 84,5 24 20 80,6 16 12 74,9
Sinusitis 17 14 81,0 15 11 70,9 12 7 60,6
Lower respiratory tract infections Cough 24 2 8,3 30 2 6,5 28 1 4,0
COPD 11 2 14,5 17 2 11,1 28 2 7,8
Acute bronchitis 22 13 59,7 22 10 45,4 18 5 26,2
Pneumonia 10 7 66,2 11 7 61,9 11 7 62,5
Influenza 2 0,1 6,3 1 0,1 7,4 4 0,1 3,3
Totalc   258 101   259 83   232 55  
  1. aSore throat comprises the diagnosis tonsillitis, pharyngitis and mononucleosis, quinsy and scarlet fever.bAcute Otitis Media (AOM) cTotal values for RTIs add up to higher values than RTIs in Table 2 due to inclusion of some diagnoses from chapter 1 of ICD-code system