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 daysORSStandard careRRR (95% CI)NNT (CI)
Unscheduled follow up visits11%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)