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Table 3 Likelihood patterns of using different treatments or diagnostic testing choices in scenario 1

From: The future of telemedicine visits after COVID-19: perceptions of primary care pediatricians

Likelihood pattern Respondents
Before COVID-19 During the first COVID-19 lockdown After the first COVID-19 lockdown
n % n % n %
Treating via telemedicine
High likelihood
7 4.1 33 19.5*+ 10 5.9
Prescribing antibiotics
Medium likelihood
4 2.4 30 17.8*+ 9 5.3
Prescribing symptomatic treatment
High likelihood
18 10.7 45 26.6*+ 20 11.8
Referring to emergency room
High likelihood
15 8.9 38 22.5*+ 12 7.1
Prescribing steroids if wheezes
High likelihood
14 8.3 34 20.1*+ 16 9.5
requesting for chest X ray
High likelihood
20 11.8 40 23.7*+ 21 12.4
  1. *During vs. before, p < 0.05
  2. +During vs. after, p < 0.05