Term: Antibiotic Prescription

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Last Updated: 2014-05-21


Antibiotics are a type of medication typically prescribed to treat bacterial infections. The age- and sex-adjusted percentage of residents with one or more prescriptions for antibiotics are measured over a fiscal year. Antibiotic medications were identified by ATC codes J01 and G04A.

Crude rates by Regional Health Authority (RHA), Winnipeg Community Area (CA) and Metis Region are available in Appendix Table 2.52 of the Profile of Metis Health Status and Healthcare Utilization in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study (2010) deliverable.

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