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Table 1 Characteristics of the GPs, patients, and consultations

From: Shared decision making and antibiotic benefit-harm conversations: an observational study of consultations between general practitioners and patients with acute respiratory infections

Characteristic Na (%)
GP gender – female 11 (61)
Patients
 Adults (Patient or parent) 18 (50)
  Female 15 (83)
  Age in years - median (min-max) 36 (18–77)
 Children 18 (50)
  Female 7 (39)
  Age in years – median (min-max) 2 (0.8–15)
Condition
 Acute bronchitis 20
 Acute sore throat 10
 Acute otitis media 6
Decision aid used in the consultation 15 (42)
Consultation duration (minutes) - median (min-max) 9 (4–31)
Treatment decision (from analysis of consultation recording)
 Antibiotics 3
 Delayed prescribing 7
 No antibiotics 26
Treatment decision immediately post-consultationb (as reported by patients)
 Antibiotics 5
 No antibiotics 20
  1. aThis is the number of consultations, GPs, or patients
  2. bNot all patients felt sufficiently decided to report their treatment decision during the post-consultation interview