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Table 4 Self-reported antibiotic prescribing practices for ARIs for physicians and pharmacists pre- and post-intervention

From: An educational intervention to promote appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections in a district in Egypt- pilot study

Prescribing practice Physicians Pharmacists
Pre-intervention
(n = 237)
Post-intervention
(n = 289)
Pre-intervention
(n = 483)
Post-intervention
(n = 596)
N % N % N % N %
Prescribing antibiotics (pharmacists only)
 Prescribe antibiotics      404 83.6 344 57.7
 Recommend antibiotics      279 57.8 148 24.8
Prescribing frequency
 Common cold
  Most times 22 9.3 6 2.1 44 9.1 17 2.9
  Sometimes 128 54.0 97 33.6 282 58.4 150 25.2
  Never 84 35.4 186 64.4 78 16.1 177 29.7
 Bronchitis (physicians only)
  Most times 156 65.8 82 28.4     
  Sometimes 71 30.0 179 61.9     
  Never 6 2.5 25 8.7     
 Sinusitis (physicians only)
  Most times 103 43.5 49 17.0     
  Sometimes 117 49.4 183 63.3     
  Never 12 5.1 52 18.0