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Table 4 Hospital characteristics

From: Appropriate antibiotic use for patients with complicated urinary tract infections in 38 Dutch Hospital Departments: a retrospective study of variation and determinants

Hospitals n = 19
Presence of infectious diseases (ID) physician* 15 (79)
Teaching hospital for microbiologists 11 (58)
Teaching hospital for ID fellows 4 (21)
Structural ID meetings 13 (68)
Specialism of the chairman of the antibiotic committee  
 ID physician 3 (16)
 Clinical pharmacologist 2 (11)
 Microbiologist 13 (68)
 No antibiotic committee 1 (5)
Local resistance rates used in determining local guideline 16 (84)
Antibiotic prescribing policies  
Antibiotic formulary 17 (89)
Restrictive use of certain antibioticsa 7 (37)
Selective reporting of culture result 11 (58)
Automatic stop-order 1 (5)
Accessibility of local antibiotic guidelines  
 On paper 2 (11)
 Digital 9 (47)
 Both 7 (37)
 None (no local antibiotic guideline) 1 (5)
  1. *Numbers are n (%), unless otherwise indicated
  2. aPermission of a microbiologist or ID physician required before using it