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Table 4 Commonest procedures/interventions adopted by family physicians for patients with ILI and ARI

From: How are reasons for encounter associated with influenza-like illness and acute respiratory infection diagnoses and interventions? A cohort study in eight Italian general practice populations

Code Procedure System for which action was taken ILI (%) ARI (%)
–50 Medication/prescription/request/renewal/injection   
 R50   Respiratory 499 (37.0) 584 (38.4)
 H50   Ear 36 (2.7) 7 (0.5)
 A50   General and unspecified 32 (2.4) 12 (0.8)
 D50   Digestive 10 (0.7) 6 (0.4)
 F50   Eye 4 (0.3) 3 (0.2)
–3x Medical examination/health evaluationa   
 R3x   Respiratory 340 (25.2) 538 (35.4)
 A3x   General and unspecified 79 (5.9) 64 (4.2)
 H3x   Ear 30 (2.2) 23 (1.5)
 D3x   Digestive 15 (1.1) 7 (0.5)
–62 Administrative procedures (sick notes)   
 R62   Respiratory 124 (9.2) 111 (7.3)
 A62   General and unspecified 36 (2.7) 7 (0.5)
–45 Observation/health education/advice/diet   
 R45   Respiratory 42 (3.1) 72 (4.7)
 D45   Digestive 13 (1.0) 5 (0.3)
 A45   General and unspecified 12 (0.9) 3 (0.2)
–58 Therapeutic counselling/listening   
 R58   Respiratory 31 (2.3) 52 (3.4)
–48 Clarification/discussion of patient's RfE/demand   
 R48   Respiratory 30 (2.2) 12 (0.8)
–63 Follow-up encounter unspecified   
 R63   Respiratory 4 (0.3) 11 (0.7)
–41 Diagnostic radiology/imaging   
 R41   Respiratory 10 (0.7) 4 (0.3)
  Totals 1,347 (100) 1,521 (100)
  1. aCombines sections 30 ‘Medical examination/health evaluation/complete’ and 31 ‘Medical examination/health evaluation/partial’