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Table 1 Outcome data

From: A pilot study of the use of near-patient C-Reactive Protein testing in the treatment of adult respiratory tract infections in one Irish general practice

  No CRP arm CRP arm
  % n % n
Antibiotic prescribed at index consultation 58.3 35 45 27
Immediate antibiotic prescription 71.4 25 63 17
Delayed antibiotic prescriptions 28 10 37 10
Patient's expectation of antibiotic prescription:     
   Yes 48.3 29 36.6 22
   No 8.3 5 11.7 7
   Unsure 40 24 46.7 28
Doctor's perception of patient's expectation for antibiotic prescription     
Yes 55 33 35 21
No 8.3 5 10 6
Unsure 35 21 55 33
Doctor's opinion on necessity for antibiotics:     
   Yes 25 15 18.3 11
   No 53.3 32 80 48
   Unsure 18.3 11 1.7 1
Re-consult within 28/7 with similar problem 15 9 23 14
% of re-consults who received antibiotic prescription at re-presentation 33.3 3 46.7 7
Patient Satisfaction (Satisfied and Very satisfied) 85 51 85 51
  1. This table depicts the results of the outcomes considered in this study, comparing the initial 'no CRP' arm, where no CRP assays were performed, and the 'CRP' arm where CRP assays were performed on every patient.