Table 1

Diagnoses made by clinicians who issued delayed prescriptions

DIAGNOSISUSUAL PRESCRIPTION*POSTDATED PRESCRIPTIONTOTAL
URTI252045
Sinusitis111930
Bronchitis151025
Pharyngitis121325
Acute otitis media71219
Soft tissue infection202
Laryngitis112
CAP101
Total7475149
  • CAP—community-acquired pneumonia, URTI—upper-respiratory tract infection.

  • * Usual prescription refers to prescriptions that were dated the day of the office visit, despite a recommended delay in filling the prescription of 48 hours.

  • Postdated prescription refers to prescriptions postdated 48 hours after the office visit.