Table 3: Comparison to other studies: diagnosis groups.

Diagnosis groupThis studyOther studies

1Sore throatSore throat/pharyngitis/tonsillitis (excluding tonsillar hypertrophy)

2CoughCough/tracheitis/bronchitis

3Ear painEar pain/otitis media (excluding otitis media with effusion)

4All patients: Sore throat, cough or ear painRespiratory tract infection/upper respiratory tract infection with or without otitis media (excluding pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, and tuberculosis)