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TABLE 2

Association Between Guideline Recommendations and Unscheduled Follow-up Visits to the Primary Care Physician or ED or Hospitalization

Adjusted Unscheduled Clinic Visita,b OR (95% CI)
CXR performed 1.64 (1.04–2.60) 
CBC obtained 0.76 (0.27–2.18) 
Pulse oximetry performed 0.96 (0.70–1.32) 
Children ≤5 y old receiving guideline-recommended antibiotics 0.75 (0.43–1.30) 
Children >5 y old receiving guideline-recommended antibiotics 2.12 (1.31–3.43) 
Fever 1.66 (1.31–2.09) 
Asthma 1.53 (1.10–2.14) 
Wheezing 0.99 (0.63–1.55) 
Time, mo 1.01 (0.97–1.06) 
Adjusted Unscheduled Clinic Visita,b OR (95% CI)
CXR performed 1.64 (1.04–2.60) 
CBC obtained 0.76 (0.27–2.18) 
Pulse oximetry performed 0.96 (0.70–1.32) 
Children ≤5 y old receiving guideline-recommended antibiotics 0.75 (0.43–1.30) 
Children >5 y old receiving guideline-recommended antibiotics 2.12 (1.31–3.43) 
Fever 1.66 (1.31–2.09) 
Asthma 1.53 (1.10–2.14) 
Wheezing 0.99 (0.63–1.55) 
Time, mo 1.01 (0.97–1.06) 

CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.

a

Adjusted for all listed variables and primary care practice.

b

Reference category for a given characteristic is not having the characteristic.

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