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Table 2 Reasons for physician referral and expected treatment by Parents in 122 visits of children with URTI*

From: The knowledge and expectations of parents about the role of antibiotic treatment in upper respiratory tract infection – a survey among parents attending the primary physician with their sick child

Reason for referral Rate (percent)
To avoid complications 83%
Just to be checked 79%
To get medications 54%
Administrative 9%
Others 4%
Expected treatment Rate (percent)
Cough suppressant 67%
Anticongestants 60%
Paracetamol 56%
Alternative medications 55%
Antibiotics 24%
  1. *There can be more than one reason for referral or expected treatment for each visit.