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Table 1 IV to oral switch inclusion criteria used

From: A new approach to treatment of resistant gram-positive infections: potential impact of targeted IV to oral switch on length of stay

1. Clinical status • Temperature less than 38°C for 24 hours
• White cell count normalising
• No unexplained tachycardia (Heart rate less than 100 beats per minute)
• Sensitivity received (if microbiology positive)
2. Oral absorption • Patient tolerates oral fluids
• No medical problems leading to reduced oral absorption (e. g. vomiting, diarrhoea, and gastrointestinal surgery)
• No surgical operation scheduled within next 36 hours