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Title:
   Treatment of Sore Throats: Antibiotic Prescriptions and Throat Cultures for Children under 18 Years of Age, 2002-2004 (Average Annual)
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 137
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   August 25, 2006
Description:
   This Statistical Brief uses data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC) to examine the percentages of children under 18 years of age for whom, within the past 12 months, 1) contact was made with a doctor or other health professional primarily regarding a serious sore throat, 2) an antibiotic was prescribed for those who contacted a health professional, and 3) a throat swab was administered before prescribing an antibiotic. Variations in these three measures are examined by selected demographic characteristics and insurance status.
Author(s):
   Steven R. Machlin, MS and Kelly Carper, MEd
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Children's Health, Quality of Health Care, Prescription Drugs, Medical Conditions, Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st137/stat137.pdf (123 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st137/stat137.shtml
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