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Table 3 Influence of laboratory results on antibiotic prescribing decision (number that would prescribe/number of respondents)

From: Use of antimicrobial resistance information and prescribing guidance for management of urinary tract infections: survey of general practitioners in the West Midlands

  Male Female
  Always Frequently Infrequently Never Always Frequently Infrequently Never
General prescribing 22 % (37/167) 46 % (77/167) 25 % (41/167) 7 % (11/167) 21 % (40/190) 51 % (97/190) 22 % (42/190) 6 % (12/190)
In the case of a treatment failure 68 % (114/168) 29 % (49/168) 2 % (3/168) 1 % (1/168) 79 % (154/195) 19 % (38/195) 1 % (2/195) 1 % (1/195)
When resistance is reported to initial prescribed agent 81 % (136/168) 16 % (27/168) 2 % (4/168) 1 % (1/168) 86 % (168/195) 13 % (26/195) 1 % (1/195) 0 % (0/195)