Table 1

Association between attitude of patient and physician's prescribing practice (n = 11,178)

Physician's prescribing practiceaAttitude of patientb
NeutralFavoring
n%n%
Low6,11363.7792257.87
High3,47236.3367142.13
  • a Categories are based on frequency of antibiotic treatment by physician among patients presenting with influenza-like illness.

  • b Attitude of patient regarding antibiotic prescription. Pearson chi-square = 20.37; P < 0.001.