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Table 3 Characteristics of antibiotic treatment prescribed before intervention [n (%)]

From: Adherence to recommendations by infectious disease consultants and its influence on outcomes of intravenous antibiotic-treated hospitalized patients

  Intervention Non intervention
  Complete Partial Non adherence Total  
N 199 141 231 571 602
Type of treatment      
  Empirical 186 (93.5) 130 (92.2) 183 (79.2) 499 (87.4) 458 (76.1)
  Prolonged Prophylaxis 13 (6.5) 10 (7.1) 45 (19.5) a 68 (11.9) 141 (23.4) b
  Microbiologically-based 0 (0.0) 1 (0.7) 3 (1.3) 4 (0.7) 3 (0.5)
Antibiotic regimens including      
  One compound 119 (59.8) 93 (66.0) 170 (73.6) 382 (66.9) 451 (74.9)
  Two or more compounds 80 (40.2) 48 (34.0) 61 (26.4) 189 (33.1) 151 (25.1)
Treatment initiation in Emergency room 56 (28.1) 40 (28.4) 65 (28.1) 161 (28.2) 97 (16.1) b
Treatment evaluation (initial) 199 141 231 571 602
  Adequate 70 (35.2) 22 (15.6) a 4 (1.7) a,c 96 (16.8) 60 (10.0)
  Inadequate 129 (64.8) 115 (81.6) a 222 (96.1) a,c 466 (81.6) 531 (88.2)
  Unnecessary 0 (0.0) 4 (2.8) 5 (2.2) 9 (1.6) 11 (1.8)
Modification of initial treatment 129 (64.8) 52 (36.9) a 33 (14.3) a,c 214 (37.5) 105 (17.4) b
  1. ap<0.001 versus complete adherence; bp<0.001 versus Total intervention; cp<0.001 versus partial adherence.