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Table 2 Microbiology investigations in patients (192) prescribed third generation cephalosporins

From: Third generation cephalosporin use in a tertiary hospital in Port of Spain, Trinidad: need for an antibiotic policy

Type of Service No. Investigations Not done (%) Investigations Done (%) Positives (n = 52) (%)
Medicine 53 30 (55.7) 23 (44.3) 9 (39.0)
Surgery 84 69 (81.1) 15 (18.9) 10(66.6)
Gynecology 29 23 (79.3) 6 (20.7) 2 (33.3)
Orthopedics 24 16 (66.6) 8 (33.4) 3 (37.5)
Others 2 2   
Total 192 140 (73) 52 (27) 25(48.0)