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Table 2 Top 10 diagnoses made by the primary care doctors

From: Use of antibiotics by primary care doctors in Hong Kong

Diagnosis Number of patients not prescribed antibiotics (%) Number of patients prescribed antibiotics (%)
Unspecified upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) 1372 (94.8%) 75 (5.2%)
Gastrointestinal infection 241 (94.5%) 14 (5.5%)
Pharyngitis 106 (48.0%) 115 (52.0%)
Acute bronchitis 70 (38.3%) 113 (61.8%)
Skin and soft tissue infection (including erysipelas, cellulitis, abscess, and wound infection) 34 (18.8%) 147 (81.2%)
Urinary tract infection 9 (8.7%) 94 (91.3%)
Tonsillitis 14 (20.3%) 55 (79.7%)
Conjunctivitis 6 (9.2%) 59 (90.8%)
Acute infection exacerbating a chronic pulmonary disease 11 (26.2%) 31 (73.8%)
Sinusitis 9 (23.1%) 30 (76.9%)