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Table 3 Original indications and prevalence of doctor consultation prior to filling of antibiotic repeat prescriptions (n = 122)

From: Antibiotic repeat prescriptions: are patients not re-filling them properly?

Original indication for antibiotic n(%) Doctor consulted about getting the repeat prescription dispensed (within respective original indication)? (YES/NO)
NO; n (%)
Chest infection 45 (36.9) 33 (73.3)
Ear infection** 24 (19.7) 21 (87.5)
Tonsillitis 17 (13.9) 12 (70.6)
Sinusitis 14 (11.5) 8 (57.1)
‘the flu’* 10 (8.2) 10 (100)
Do not know/remember 4 (3.3) -
Bronchitis 4 (3.3) 2 (50)
Missing 1 1
  1. *p = 0.030; **p = 0.027.