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Table 2 Answers of pediatricians to the questionnaire on therapeutic choices in bronchiolitis: for each question, choices can be multiple and are not exclusive.

From: Therapeutic approach to bronchiolitis: why pediatricians continue to overprescribe drugs?

You prescribe antibiotics: n. of answers
Because of clinical severity 33/76 (43%)
Only after chest roentgenogram or serologic test for bacterial infections 12/76 (15%)
To preserve from bacterial superinfections 8/76 (10%)
After 24-48 hours, if patient does not improve 7/76 (11%)
If patient is already on treatment 5/76 (6.5%)
Always (independently from clinical course) 5/76 (6.5%)
At beginning of the disease 3/76 (4%)
Because of detection of improvement after administration 3/76 (4%)
Just to do something and/or just for personal (medical) safety 0/76
Total answers 76
You prescribe steroids:  
Because of clinical severity 21/58 (36%)
On the base of chest clinical examination 12/58 (20%)
Because of detection of improvement after administration 9/58 (15.5%)
Always (independently from clinical course) 8/58 (14%)
If patient is already on treatment 2/58 (3%)
Just to do something and/or just for personal (medical) safety 2/58 (3%)
If patient does not improve 4/58 (7%)
Total answers 58
You prescribe bronchodilators:  
Because of detection of improvement after administration 21/57 (37%)
Because of clinical severity 13/57 (23%)
On the base of chest clinical examination 12/57 (21%)
Always (independently from clinical course) 6/57 (10%)
Never 3/57 (5%)
If patient is already in treatment 1/57 (3%)
Just to do something and/or just for personal (medical) safety 1/57 (2%)
Total answers 57