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QuickStats: Percentage* of Emergency Department Visits for Acute Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection† That Had an Antimicrobial Ordered or Prescribed,§ by Metropolitan Statistical Area¶ — United States, 2008–2015**
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    29370155
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    PMC5812310
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    From 2008-2011 to 2012-2015, the percentage of visits for acute viral upper respiratory tract infection that had an antimicrobial ordered or prescribed decreased from 37.1% to 25.5% among emergency departments (EDs) located in nonmetropolitan statistical areas, but this decline was not seen among EDs in metropolitan statistical areas. In 2008-2011, the percentage was higher among nonmetropolitan EDs than metropolitan EDs, but there was no difference in 2012-2015.

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