Table 2

Number of GPs who reported how often they prescribed antibiotics for URTI to meet patient expectations

Response to the question ‘In your experience, how often do you prescribe antibiotics to meet patients’ expectations when presenting with upper respiratory tract infection?’Number of GPs (%)
Very often8 (1.5)
Often42 (7.8
Sometimes255 (47.2
Rarely215 (39.7)
Never21 (4)
  • GP, general practitioner; URTI, upper respiratory tract infection.