Use of penicillin before admission in cases of meningococcal disease in County Durham, 1990-4

District and time periodPatients with meningococcal diseaseSeen by doctor before admissionDiagnosis suspected before admission by a doctorPenicillin or chloramphenicol given before admissionDeaths
North Durham:
  Oct 1990-Sept 19922816613
  Oct 1993-Mar 1994118410
North and south Durham:
  Oct 1993-Mar 19941118941