Table 2

Adherence by clinical indicator and by healthcare setting, 2012–2013

Indicator
ID
Indicator descriptionHealthcare settingNo. of
children
No. of
visits
Proportion adherent,
% (95% CI)
URTI01Children who presented with URTI symptoms had the presence of a runny nose (rhinorrhoea) documented.GP1197207360.8 (49.0 to 71.7)
ED42353077.5 (70.1 to 83.8)*
Inpatient808985.0 (68.0 to 95.1)*
Overall1648269261.4 (51.4 to 70.8)
URTI02Children who presented with URTI symptoms had the presence of a cough documented.GP1197207370.1 (56.4 to 81.6)
ED42353075.2 (60.9 to 86.3)
Inpatient808976.1 (57.5 to 89.4)
Overall1648269270.3 (58.6 to 80.3)
URTI03Children who presented with URTI symptoms had the presence of a fever documented.GP1196207163.2 (52.0 to 73.5)
ED42252985.2 (73.4 to 93.2)*
Inpatient808984.1 (59.8 to 96.7)
Overall1646268964.0 (54.3 to 73.0)
URTI04Children who presented with an URTI had their comorbidities documented.GP1178204540.8 (28.9 to 53.6)
ED41751878.8 (64.0 to 89.6)*
Inpatient798863.0 (32.6 to 87.3)
Overall1623265142.2 (32.0 to 52.8)
URTI05Children who presented with an URTI had their medical history documented.GP1201209288.0 (77.3 to 94.9)
ED42353095.8 (91.1 to 98.4)
Inpatient808998.2 (92.5 to 99.9)*
Overall1652271188.3 (79.3 to 94.4)
URTI06Children who presented with an URTI had their current medications documented.GP1198208845.9 (37.2 to 54.9)
ED42252982.9 (71.3 to 91.2)*
Inpatient808987.6 (74.5 to 95.5)*
Overall1648270647.3 (39.9 to 54.7)
URTI07Children who presented with an URTI had a physical examination.GP1200208983.0 (71.7 to 91.1)
ED42252994.8 (87.6 to 98.4)
Inpatient8089100.0 (95.9 to 100.0)*
Overall1650270783.4 (73.9 to 90.5)
URTI08Parents of children with an URTI were advised against antibiotics as they are likely to make little difference to the symptoms.GP1162201311.0 (3.7 to 23.8)
ED3083869.4 (4.7 to 16.4)
Inpatient63713.1 (0.1 to 15.6)
Overall1491247011.0 (4.3 to 21.8)
URTI09Parents of children with an URTI were advised against antibiotics as they may have side effects.GP115219930.4 (0.0 to 1.7)
ED3033813.6 (0.9 to 9.1)*
Inpatient63710.0 (0.0 to 5.1)
Overall147524450.5 (0.1 to 1.5)
URTI10Children with an URTI and pneumonia were prescribed antibiotics.GP394112.0 (3.9 to 25.9)
ED1516Insufficient data
Inpatient44Insufficient data
Overall576114.2 (6.6 to 25.5)
URTI11Children with an URTI and a peritonsillar abscess were prescribed antibiotics.GP88Insufficient data
ED22Insufficient data
Inpatient00Insufficient data
Overall1010Insufficient data
URTI12Children with an URTI and Bordetella pertussis were prescribed antibiotics.GP99Insufficient data
ED66Insufficient data
Inpatient11Insufficient data
Overall1516Insufficient data
URTI13Children with an URTI and acute moderate/severe bacterial sinusitis were prescribed antibiotics.GP1820Insufficient data
ED11Insufficient data
Inpatient33Insufficient data
Overall2124Insufficient data
URTI14Parents of children with an URTI were advised to return if the condition worsens or becomes prolonged.GP1183205454.8 (46.8 to 62.7)
ED36845178.4 (71.1 to 84.5)*
Inpatient718064.5 (47.0 to 79.6)
Overall1603258555.6 (48.7 to 62.2)
  • *ED/inpatient adherence statistically significantly higher than GP adherence at p<0.05.

  • ED, emergency department; GP, general practitioner; URTI, upper respiratory tract infection.