Evid Based Nurs 3:75 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.3.75
  • Treatment

A no charge prescription for oral rehydration solution during an initial office visit for acute diarrhoea in children decreased unscheduled follow up visits

No charge prescription for oral rehydration solution (ORS) plus written instructions v standard care during initial encounter for acute diarrhoea in children*

Outcomes at 10 days ORS Standard care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
Unscheduled follow up visits 11% 17% 37% (1 to 60) 16 (8 to 481)
*Abbreviations defined in Glossary; RRR, RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article. †Only 450 (86%) children included in this analysis.
ORS use† 85% 71% 19% (8 to 33) 8 (5 to 17)

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