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Table 4 Baseline antibiotic prescription rates for acute febrile illnesses

From: Impact of a package of diagnostic tools, clinical algorithm, and training and communication on outpatient acute fever case management in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Country Expected antibiotic prescription rate in control arm (based on historic prescribing) Reduction in prescribing N per arm for children/adolescents N per arm for adults Total sample size (both arms, including losses to follow-up)
Nepal 55% 30% 1760 1760 3520
Uganda 73% 30% 1200 (combined) 2400
Ghana 43% 30% 1383 n/a 2766
Burkina Faso 77% 30% 859 n/a 1718
Myanmar 43% 30% 440 440 1760
India JSS 50% 30% 864 n/a 1728
India PGIMER 50% 30% 864 864 3456
India RD Gardi 20% (children), 40% (adults) 30% 553 831 2768
India NICED 50% 30% 880 n/a 1760
Total      21,876