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Table 5 Relationship between problem presentations and outcome

From: Understanding the influence of parent-clinician communication on antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: a qualitative observational study using a conversation analysis approach

  Treatment Recommendation
(N and % of consultations in each presentation category)
Parent problem presentation type N Home care advice/OTC Antibiotic prescribed Steroids prescribed
Symptoms only 23 12 (52%) 7 (30%) 4 (17%)
Viral candidate diagnosis 11 6 (55%) 2 (18%) 4 (17%)
Candidate explanations 7 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%)
Antibiotic implicative candidate diagnosis 7 5 (71%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%)
Antibiotic implicative symptoms only 8 5 (63%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%)