Table 2.

Percentage of Physicians Experiencing Parent Request for Unnecessary Antibiotics and How Often They Complied With Request

Number of times in past month parents requested unnecessary antibiotics
 04%
 1–320%
 4–619%
 7–916%
 10+40%
Frequency that physicians complied with request
 Always1%
 Most of the time2%
 Often7%
 Occasionally24%
 Rarely44%
 Never22%
Frequency that parents pressured physicians to
dispense antibiotics when child ill, but
antibiotics not indicated
 Always1%
 Most of the time9%
 Often38%
 Occasionally38%
 Rarely13%
 Never1%
Frequency that physicians complied with request
 Always<1%
 Most of the time1%
 Often6%
 Occasionally23%
 Rarely46%
 Never24%