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Table 2 Multivariate analysis for physician actions

From: Do pediatricians manage influenza differently than internists?

Outcome Variable* Odds ratio 95% Confidence interval
Prescribes antiviral therapy    
  Location (MA vs. TX) 0.26 0.13 to 0.52
  Specialty (internists vs. pediatricians) 0.82 0.43 to 1.55
  Believes decreases mortality 1.6 1.4 to 5.7
  Low patient volume ( < 50 patients/week) 0.42 0.26 to 0.8
Prescribes amantadine    
  Specialty (internists vs. pediatricians) 0.18 0.06 to 0.49
  Believes decreases mortality 3.37 1.13 to 9.96
Performs rapid testing    
  Specialty (internists vs. pediatricians) 0.30 0.17 to 0.55
Treats only high risk patients    
  Specialty (internists vs. pediatricians) 0.19 0.07 to 0.54
  Believes decreases mortality 2.94 1.03 to 8.36
  1. *All models include location, specialty, patient volume, physician beliefs, and performance of rapid testing. Only variables with significance of p < 0.05 are shown, except for specialty.