|Outcomes||RCT (n)||URTI||DAP||IAP||RRR (95% CI)||NNT (CI)|
|*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.|
|†Round off errors result in a point estimate CI.|
|Consumed the antibiotic||A (129)||Common cold||48%||89%||46% (31 to 60)||3 (2 to 4)|
|B (315)||Otitis media||24%||98%||75% (68 to 82)||2 (2 to 2)†|
|Collected the antibiotic||C (185)||Cough||45%||100%||55% (44 to 64)||2 (2 to 4)|
|Used the antibiotic||D (483)||Sore throat||31%||100%||69% (61 to 75)||2 (2 to 2)†|
Review: delaying a prescription reduces antibiotic use in upper respiratory tract infections
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