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Table 4 172 general practitioners use of the modified Centor Score (n = 40) or the Centor Score (n = 132) for deciding on whether to perform a streptococcal rapid antigen detection test (RADT) and prescribe antibiotics in well and unwell patients

From: Management of sore throat in Danish general practices

  Modified Centor Score Centor Score
≥0 ≥1 ≥2 ≥3 ≥4 ≥5 ≥0 ≥1 ≥2 ≥3 ≥4
Well
Positive RADTa 4 3 24 5 1 0 20 28 58 19 0
Regardless of RADT 0 0 1 3 10 3 0 0 4 13 15
Unwell
Positive RADT 0 0 5 2 2 0 1 5 12 3 2
Regardless of RADT 1 1 6 7 15 1 9 8 19 28 10
  1. Values are number of answers provided. Answers are categorized according to the lowest number of modified Centor Scores / Centor Scores indicated for well and unwell patients, respectively, regardless of and / or following a positive RADT