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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics for each study cohort

From: Reducing co-administration of proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics using a computerized order entry alert and prospective audit and feedback

Variable Baseline Computer alert Antibiotic stewardship p value
Age (mean years ± SD) 71.22 ± 17.64 71.10 ± 17.13 72.47 ± 16.67 0.0212
Male sex (%) 45.92 44.36 45.71 0.6706
Patient care days (mean ± SD) 1795.17 ± 116.64 1793.83 ± 92.16 1808.33 ± 115.74 0.9513
Diagnosis at hospital discharge     
 Blood & lymphatic system 56 (2) 28 (2) 51 (2) 0.9324
 Circulatory system 216 (9) 119 (10) 179 (8) 0.0581
 Digestive system 310 (14) 175 (15) 299 (13) 0.281
 Ear, nose, mouth & throat 21 (1) 16 (1) 24 (1) 0.4354
 Endocrine system, nutrition & metabolism 143 (6) 66 (6) 115 (5) 0.2956
 Hepatobiliary system & pancreas 171 (7) 95 (8) 182 (8) 0.5827
 Kidney, urinary tract & male reproductive system 218 (10) 107 (9) 185 (8) 0.3295
 Musculoskeletal system & connective tissue 103 (5) 66 (6) 114 (5) 0.2569
 Nervous system 234 (10) 123 (11) 276 (12) 0.0588
 Respiratory system 187 (8) 75 (7) 89 (4) <.0001
 Skin, subcutaneous tissue & breast 82 (4) 41 (4) 82 (4) 0.9803
 Multisystem or unspecified site infections 62 (3) 26 (2) 78 (4) 0.0951
 Other 486 (21) 206 (18) 551 (25) <.0001
  1. Unless otherwise specified, data are no. (%) of patients
  2. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation
  3. Other includes burns, diseases of the eye; female reproductive system; mental diseases & disorders; miscellaneous & ungroupable data; other reasons for hospitalization; pregnancy & childbirth; significant trauma, injury, poisoning & toxic effects of drugs