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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Treatment of URI

Antibiotics prescribed at visits with a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-19.

Tables

75 Antibiotics prescribed at visits with a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population by selected characteristics, United States, 2000-2001, by

  • Race

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

Denominator

Number outpatient and emergency room visits.

Numerator

Number of antibiotic courses ordered, supplied, administered, or continued at a specific visit for persons diagnosed with the common cold (ICD-9-CM codes 460.0, 465, or 472.0).

 

 

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