Treatment of Sore Throats
Antibiotic Prescriptions and Throat Cultures for Children Under 18 Years of Age, 2002-2004 (average Annual)eBook - 2006
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.
Publisher: [Rockville, Md.] : Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 
Characteristics:  p. (online resource) : digital, PDF file