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Table 2 Outcome measures in study of the effect of a pedagogic intervention towards groups of Norwegian GPs, concerning antibiotic prescription for respiratory tract infections (RTIs)

From: Can antibiotic prescriptions in respiratory tract infections be improved? A cluster-randomized educational intervention in general practice – The Prescription Peer Academic Detailing (Rx-PAD) Study [NCT00272155]

Baseline data collected during one year:
   Proportion of consultations with antibiotic prescription of all consultations with respiratory tract diagnoses
   Proportion of consultations with antibiotic prescription of consultations with specified RTIs
   Proportion of consultations with narrow-spectrum antibiotic prescription of all antibiotic prescription
   Predictors for high and low antibiotic prescription
Change as measured one year after pedagogic intervention:
   Change in total antibiotic prescription for respiratory tract diagnoses
   Change in proportion of consultations with antibiotic prescription of all consultations with respiratory tract diagnoses
   Change in proportion of consultations with antibiotic prescription of consultations specified RTIs
   Change in proportion of consultations with narrow-spectrum antibiotic prescription of all antibiotic prescription
   Predictors for change in total antibiotic prescription and proportion narrow-spectrum antibiotics
Use of delayed prescriptions:
   Proportion of use of delayed prescriptions by all antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract diagnoses
   Proportion of use of delayed prescriptions by antibiotic prescriptions for specified respiratory tract diagnoses
   Predictors for high/low use of delayed prescriptions
   Comparisons between antibiotic prescriptions and data from the Norwegian Prescription Database (NorPD)
   Proportion and delay of dispensed antibiotic prescriptions compared to prescribed antibiotics
Refund of antibiotics:
   Proportion of antibiotics prescribed with full refund
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