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Correction vol. 9, no. 4.

In the article, Antimicrobial Drug Prescriptions in Ambulatory Care Settings, United States, 1992-2000" by Linda F. McCaig et al. errors occured on pages 432, 434, and 446. On page 432, the correct affilliations are as follows: Linda F. McCaig, NAtional Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hyattsville, Maryland, USA; Richard E. Besser and James M. Hughes, NAtional Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. In the abstract, the change in antimicrobial prescribing rate for amoxicillin/clavulanate is +69%. On page 434, second paragraph, Results section, the correct first sentence appears below:

During the study period, the antimicrobial prescribing rate at all ambulatory care visits declined for amoxicillin and ampicillin (-43%; p<0.001), cephalosporins (-28%; p<0.001), erythromycin (-76%; p<0.001) (Figure 5); quinolones among persons [greater than or equal to] 15 years (+78%; p<0.001), and amoxicillin/clavulanate (+69%; p+0.004) (Figure 6).

On page 436, the correct caption to Figure 6 appears below:

Trends in increasing annual antimicrobial prescribing rates by drug class--United States, 1992-2000. NOte: trend for amoxicillin/clavulanate p<0.001; for quinolones among persons [greater than or equal to] 15 years, p<0.001; for azithromycin and clarithromycin among all ages, p<0.001.

The corrected article appears online at vol9no4/02-0268.htm.

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Date:May 1, 2003
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