Table 1 Sore throat decision rules used in our study

Score of =1—no need for antibiotics, 3 or 4—antibiotics are required, 2—antibiotics might or might not be beneficial.

PATIENT HASYESNO
Cough−1+1
Fever >38º+10
Swollen submandibular glands+10
Exudate on throat or tonsils+10
  • Adapted from Centor et al.12