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Table 1 PICOT Table of the Ontario Health Trial and the Public Health Ontario Trial

From: Optimizing responsiveness to feedback about antibiotic prescribing in primary care: protocol for two interrelated randomized implementation trials with embedded process evaluations

  OH Trial PHO Trial
Population Primary care physicians fully registered to receive the MyPractice: Primary Care report Primary care physicians who have not enrolled to receive the MyPractice: Primary Care report
Intervention A mailed viral prescription pad and emphasis of the viral prescription pad embedded within a multi-topic audit and feedback report Antibiotic peer comparison audit and feedback report with adjusted comparators and/or harms focused messaging in a 2 × 2 factorial experiment
Comparison My practice report without a mailed viral prescription pad (randomized 1:1) No adjusted comparators and/or no harms messaging in a 2 × 2 factorial experiment, or no letter (randomized 4:1 letter:control)
Outcome Antibiotic prescribing rate (APR) defined as the total number of antibiotic prescriptions per 1000 patient visits 65 years of age or older Antibiotic prescribing rate (APR) defined as the total number of antibiotic prescriptions per 1000 patient visits 65 years of age or older
Time 6 months 6 months