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Nonjudicious Dispensing of Antibiotics by Drug Stores in Pratumthani, Thailand

  • Anucha Apisarnthanarak (a1), Jeeraluk Tunpornchai (a1), Korakot Tanawitt (a1) and Linda M. Mundy (a2)

Mock patient presentations of 6 common syndromic ailments to drug stores in Pratumthani, Thailand, were conducted. Appropriate dispensing of antibiotic therapy for all 6 presentations occurred at 56 (20%) of 280 drug stores. By multivariate analysis, drug stores' proximity to a hospital was associated with appropriate dispensing of antibiotics (adjusted odds ratio, 34 [95% confidence interval, 15–83]; P < .001).

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pratumthani, Thailand12000 (
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