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Table 2 Overview of the appropriateness of treatment prescribed by the GP and is cost

From: Antimicrobial management and appropriateness of treatment of urinary tract infection in general practice in Ireland

Treatment option Appropriately treated patients N (%) Inappropriately treated patients N (%) Cost of medication
As prescribed by GP 478 (55.2) 388 (44.8) € 3,685 *
Empiric treatment with nitrofurantoin only 498 (57.5) 368 (42.5) € 2,222
Empiric treatment with trimethoprim only 455 (52.5) 411 (47.5) € 2,001
Empiric treatment with fluoroquinolones only 499 (57.6) 367 (42.4) € 7,691
  1. Three treatment scenarios and their cost are also presented, i.e. if an antimicrobial was prescribed by the GP, what if this prescription was only nitrofurantoin, trimethoprim or fluoroquinolone.
  2. *2 unknown prescriptions not included