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Table 1 Data sources and variables used in a review of clinical records for monitoring antimicrobial resistance and prescribing in rural Anhui province

From: Patients without records and records without patients: review of patient records in primary care and implications for surveillance of antibiotic prescribing in rural China

 Data source
VariableRecruitment
(Patient)
Observations
(Physician)
Exit surveys
(Patient)
Electronic patient records
Unique study ID+++ 
Date of consultation+ ++
Location of consultation+ ++
Attending physician  ++
Name+  +
Date of Birth+  +
Sex+  +
Insurance status/ type+   
Presenting complaint+ + 
Duration of illness  + 
Symptom(s)++++
Physician diagnosis++++
Investigation(s)++ +
Treatment(s)+  +
Antibiotic prescribed++++
Antibiotic name(s)++ +
Antibiotic dose(s)++ +
Antibiotic route(s) of administration (IV/IM/PO)++++
Record- keeping practices: (in or post- consultation) +  
Use of insurance ID (patient or family member) +