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Table 4 Antimicrobial prescriptions done at the of site recruitment (heath facility and referral hospital)

From: The effect of malaria rapid diagnostic tests results on antimicrobial prescription practices of health care workers in Burkina Faso

Antimicrobial Children tested positive for malaria RDT Children tested negative for malaria RDT Risk ratio for antimicrobial prescription for health facilities patient Risk ratio for antimicrobial prescription for referral hospital
Health facility level, (n = 617) Referral hospital, (n = 181) Health facility level, (n = 187) Referral hospital, (n = 113) RR (95% CI) p-value RR (95% CI) p-value
Antimalarial 593 (96.11) 169 (93.37) 14 (7.48) 28 (24.77) 8.01 (5.51–11.66) < 0.00001 6.93 (4.07–11.81) < 0.00001
Antibiotic 464 (75.20) 114 (62.98) 183 (97.86) 95 (84.07) 11.10 (4.18–29.43) < 0.00001 2.14 (1.38–3.32) < 0.00001
Antiparasitic 115 (18.63) 3 (1.65) 50 (26.73) 3 (2.65) 1.41 (1.07–1.86) 0.0163 1.30 (0.58–2.95) 0.556