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Table 2 Reasons for Unnecessary Days of fluoroquinolone therapy

From: Unnecessary use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in hospitalized patients

  Number of Regimens
(Days of Therapy)
Unnecessary fluoroquinolone regimens (n = 70)
   Non-infectious or non-bacterial syndrome 54 (292)
   Redundant antimicrobial coverage 10 (58)
   Coverage broader than necessary 5 (35)
   Inadequate coverage 1 (6)
Part of necessary fluoroquinolone regimen unnecessary (n = 50)
   Duration of treatment longer than necessary 23 (121)
   Treatment not discontinued when no evidence of infection 16 (113)
   Redundant coverage 4 (21)
   Inadequate coverage 7 (44)