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Table 3 Patients' or carers' expectation of antibiotics

From: Use of antibiotics by primary care doctors in Hong Kong

Expectation Patients' or carers' expectation of antibiotics in number (% of total) Number of patients not prescribed antibiotics (%) Number of patients prescribed antibiotics (%)
Demanded 71(2.5%) 5 (7.0%) 66 (93.0%)
Wished for 432 (15.4%) 72 (16.7%) 360 (83.3%)
Neutral 2106 (75.1%) 1622 (77.0%) 484 (23.0%)
Reluctant 182 (6.5%) 175 (96.2%) 7 (3.8%)
Resisted 12 (0.4%) 12 (100.0%) 0 (0.0%)