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Table 6 Characteristics of patients studied – Number of other drugs taken by patients.

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

Number of other drugs prescribed Number of patients prescribed this no. of other drugs Number (%) patients in category suitable for switch to oral therapy Number (%) patients in category suitable for switch to oral therapy and early discharge
1 18 16 (89%) 10 (56%)
2 24 13 (54%) 5 (21%)
3 58 29 (50%) 25 (43%)
4 46 20 (44%) 15 (43%)
5 30 9 (30%) 5 (17%)
6 18 4 (22%) 1 (6%)
7 6 1 (17%) 1 (17%)
8 8 1 (13%) 0
9 1 0 0
10 2 0 0
  Total = 211 93 (44%) 62 (29%)